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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
Who pays for climate breakdown? Is Biden going to COP27 to clinch a climate deal? Will the voices of Indigenous leaders, youth activists, civil society actors, and more be heard? Join UBC student and faculty delegates on-the-ground at COP27 in...

Nature is Right- Legal Recognition of Nature’s Rights

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

Engagement Recap: Re-storying our Relations with the Natural World – Mother Trees Forest Walk

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Podcast: F is for Faculty - Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems


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A podcast series on sustainability and climate action brought to you by the Sustainability Hub. In each episode, we’ll introduce you to what a UBC faculty member is doing to advance sustainability and climate action through research and teaching, and they’ll tell you what they want you to DO with all this new knowledge.

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The Fraser Estuary Research Collaborative represents an innovative new approach to focusing a group of applied researchers on a shared outcome – to restore and protect the endangered Fraser Estuary. This summer, a special cohort of UBC Sustainability Scholars – generously supported by the Sitka...
This op-ed article by UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono and originally appeared in the Georgia Straight on Jan 12, 2022. Our province is still reeling from an unprecedented and deadly heat wave fuelled by climate change. Tragically, hundreds of people died from heat-related illnesses...
What do you get when you mix a lineup of informative presentations with creative, energy-driven flare? A Slamposium.
The University of British Columbia today unveiled a bold new climate action plan to accelerate emissions reductions and achieve net-zero emissions by 2035 at its Vancouver campus—15 years ahead of the previous target date. To achieve this goal, UBC will expand its district heating system, make...
The following message was broadcast by Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, on November 4, 2021. Dear members of the UBC community: I would like to begin by acknowledging that I am speaking to you from the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. COP26, the 26 th...
Juvarya Veltkamp is the Director, Canada Climate Law Initiative , Peter A. Allard School of Law; and a UBC delegate to COP26. The Importance of COP26 I’m writing from Glasgow this week, where there is a lot at stake with the United Nations climate negotiations currently underway, commonly known as...
In the run up to ‘What’s at Stake?’ – an event taking a deep dive into the world of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – the UBC Sustainability Initiative connected Anjali Appadurai from Sierra Club BC with CKNW news to discuss the issues in this live-air broadcast.
COVID-19 Safety Information for CIrs Events Welcome back to the CIRS! To ensure all events are safe, CIRS has issued safety protocol in line with BC government mandated regulations. The health and safety of our staff and all visitors continues to be of the utmost importance to us. As we begin to...
UBC’s first ever Student Research Climate Slamposium was initiated and led by the UBC Sustainability Initiative and Climate Hub @ UBC, in partnership with UBC Campus and Community Planning and UBC Center for Community Engaged Learning on October 15, following a two-day faculty-focused Climate...
Recognizing the lack of diverse voices and perspectives in climate conversations, UBC students Sitashma Thapa and Simone Rawal launched 'Anthropause', a podcast amplifying voices from the Global South.