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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
It’s go time. Sue. Big. Oil. In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted 6-5 in support of a motion to set aside about $700,000 — roughly $1 per every Vancouver resident — to fund litigation against Canada’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Join...

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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The following announcement was made by Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC, on October 5, 2021. I am pleased to announce that, 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...
This article was originally published by Capital Current. The Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a joint report on the two issues in July. “I think there’s this symbolic...
This article was originally published by The Narwhal on September 24, 2021. Plans to log old-growth forests in west-central Alberta, destroying habitat for some of Canada’s most threatened caribou herds, have sparked an outcry in the province. West Fraser Mills , a multinational wood products firm...
This article was originally published by CBC News on September 25, 2021. A research initiative in southern B.C. aims to chart the impact of wildfires and human activity on one of the province's most elusive predators — the cougar. The Southern B.C. Cougar Project , led by students and faculty at...
David R Boyd is a UN Special Rapporteur on human rights & environment and Associate Professor of Law, Policy and Sustainability, University of British Columbia. This article was originally published by The Conversation on September 13th, 2021. Industrially produced food appears to be cheap but...
New funding for student climate emergency action demonstrates the power of student advocacy and UBC’s institutional leadership on climate justice.
Welcome to the first-ever edition of our eclectic and erratic book club reading list. Below are a few intriguing new titles that have recently caught our eyes by assorted UBC faculty.
The Climate Teaching Connector – a collaboration between the UBC Sustainability Initiative and the Climate Hub – is an innovative new program to integrate climate-related content into undergraduate classes by connecting UBC course instructors with climate change and climate justice experts from the...
Mary Stockdale is an adjunct professor in the Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies at the University of British Columbia. This article was originally published by The Guardian on August 24th, 2021. Small fires crackle into life on the hills around us at the slightest provocation...