UBC experts on Earth Day 2023
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day under the theme “Invest in Our Planet.” UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 19, 2023
UBC student cycling across Bangladesh to raise awareness of climate change impacts
UBC student Abul Bashar Rahman is preparing for an epic bike ride across Bangladesh to produce a documentary about how those most vulnerable to climate change in the country are experiencing and preparing for its impacts.
Apr 12, 2023
UBC zoologist: We need to acknowledge climate change’s effects on wildlife—for our own good
As the United Nations marks World Wildlife Day on March 3, UBC zoology professor Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor (she/her) discusses how climate change is affecting wildlife, and why that can spell bad news for humans and animals alike.
Mar 2, 2023
Event: COP27 live briefing
Who pays for climate breakdown? Is Biden set to clinch a climate deal? Will the voices of Indigenous leaders, youth activists and others be heard? And what are the potential impacts for B.C. and Canada?
Nov 14, 2022
How students are preparing for a climate-changed future
Feeling like the world has gone to pot in the run up to COP27? Why not take a climate class?
Nov 3, 2022
UBC climate and energy experts and COP27 delegates
UBC experts are available to comment on 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) United Nations climate change conference and International Energy Agency energy outlook report.
Oct 27, 2022
Event: Emerging scholars share how they’re taking action on climate change
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) is just around the corner so get inspired and join UBC students and faculty this Thursday as they share their work to combat climate change.
Oct 26, 2022
Warmer Earth could see smaller butterflies that struggle to fly, affecting food systems
New UBC research has shown warmer temperatures can lead to smaller butterflies that collect less pollen and visit fewer flowers.
Sep 15, 2022
Global fish stocks can’t rebuild if nothing done to halt climate change and overfishing, new study suggests
Global fish stocks will not be able to recover to sustainable levels without strong actions to mitigate climate change, a new study has projected.
Sep 1, 2022
UBC experts on new federal climate plan
The federal government announced its new 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan today. UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 29, 2022
Event: B.C. disaster recovery technical briefing
UBC engineering researchers will share preliminary observations on the natural disaster, informed by a combination of recent aerial reconnaissance of the disaster sites, together with applied research and specialist expertise.
Dec 14, 2021
UBC commits to net zero emissions by 2035
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.
Dec 8, 2021
UBC climate experts and COP26 delegates
The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) climate change conference is taking place from October 31 to November 12. UBC conference delegates as well as UBC climate, environment and sustainability experts are available to comment.
Oct 21, 2021
UBC delegates on the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)
UBC has selected a delegation of eight – including three students, one staff, and four faculty members – to send to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this November.
Oct 5, 2021
Coral reefs are 50% less able to provide food, jobs, and climate protection than in 1950s, putting millions at risk
The capacity of coral reefs to provide ecosystem services relied on by millions of people worldwide has declined by half since the 1950s, according to a new University of British Columbia-led study.
Sep 17, 2021
Companion animals in the climate crisis: How pet owners can reduce their environmental impacts
Pet ownership doesn’t have to be so tough on the planet, according to new UBC research. In this Q&A, Dr. Alexandra Protopopova shares why it’s important to make pet ownership sustainable, reduce waste, and more.
Aug 19, 2021
‘Sticky questions’ raised by study on coral reefs
A new UBC study on the impact of climate change on coral reefs is raising sticky questions about conservation. It found coral in more polluted and high traffic water handled extreme heat events better than a more remote, untouched reef.
Aug 11, 2021
UBC experts on the Keystone XL cancellation
The Alberta government and TC Energy announced the termination of the Keystone XL pipeline project yesterday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 10, 2021
How to talk to people about climate change
As our planet warms, seas rise and catastrophic weather events become more frequent, action on climate change has never been more important. But how do you convince people who still don’t believe that humans contribute to the warming climate?
Mar 30, 2021
Innovating action on climate change and water quality through classical music
Dr. Madjid Mohseni, the scientific director at UBC-based RES’EAU Centre for Mobilizing Innovation, is partnering up with the Italy-based symphony Bazzini Consort in an innovative approach towards tackling climate change and its impact on water.
Mar 22, 2021