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Following an open competition for all students, faculty, and staff, UBC is sending a delegation of eight to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this November.

Why climate change education needs more empathy

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

Cougar study aims to research impact of wildfires and human encroachment in southern B.C.

Ecological Systems

Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

Climate Change & Energy
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Each year, more than one million tonnes of wood pellets – made of waste wood from B.C. forests – are shipped to Europe to meet a growing demand for a clean-burning biofuel. Composed entirely of compressed sawdust or forest residues, wood pellets generate far fewer emissions than conventional...
The unsightly mounds of rock waste surrounding most metal ore mines have long been a source of environmental concern. However, a team of UBC researchers is investigating the potential of these “mine tailings” to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, enabling individual mines to contribute to...
The spectacular collapse of Canada’s Atlantic cod fishery in 1992 shone a public spotlight on a long-simmering academic debate: were political decisions about fisheries management policies encouraging the overexploitation of fish stocks? More than a simple conservation issue, the demise of Canada’s...
In 2002, the Canadian government ratified the Kyoto Protocol, an international environmental treaty that required Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels by the 2008 to 2012 commitment period. But while the Canadian public lauded the action, Canadian federal...
Communities around the world are confronting unique challenges to sustain their local environment, culture and identity in the face of climate change. From B.C.’s coastal communities to Arctic gateway cities in the north, UBC sociology professor Ralph Matthews is leading teams of researchers in the...
Bodies of water drying up in the African Sahara. Glaciers melting in the Arctic. Violent hurricanes wreaking havoc off the Atlantic coast. While these catastrophic international events have captured the public’s attention on climate change, UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP...
Join our lively discussions to examine the pros and cons of the tremendous attention around this issue, explore climate change solutions beyond carbon, and learn how YOU can become an agent of transformation through your lifestyle, career and political voice. A sneak peek of what will be discussed...
In the high-altitude ridges of Costa Rica, the Golden Toad existed peacefully for centuries. Although only two inches long, its brilliant,bright yellow exterior made it an arresting presence in the cloudcovered tropical forests about 30 km above the city of Monteverde. Its exceptional skin was so...
CONS 451 (Integrated Field School) is a course like no other in Canada. It is truly transdisciplinary involving the integration and application of the natural and social sciences. In this 15-credit capstone course, students use their undergraduate experience to address conservation issues in alpine...

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