Event: Unpacking the UN climate change conference
Media are invited to join climate experts as they share the pressing issues up for negotiation this year, including human health, adaptation measures, and the loss and damage fund.
Nov 21, 2023
Future leaders are learning how to tackle climate change in math class this year
UBC and UBCO math teachers who want to use their math skills for good have collaborated with climate scientists to bring the climate crisis into their classrooms.
Nov 15, 2023
UBC experts on UN climate summit and related topics
UBC delegates and experts are available to comment on the UN’s Climate Change Conference and other climate-related topics.
Nov 15, 2023
Low-income countries could lose 30% of nutrients like protein and omega-3 from seafood due to climate change
That’s in a high carbon emissions and low mitigation scenario, according to the study published today in Nature Climate Change.
Oct 30, 2023
Event: Climate Economy Summit
On September 14, academic, government and industry experts will come together to discuss the opportunities and risks in the net zero transition at the first-of-its-kind Climate Economy Summit at UBC.
Sep 11, 2023
Turning climate worry into climate action: expert tips for managing climate anxiety
Dr. Steven Taylor, a UBC professor of psychiatry and clinical psychologist, discusses the steps people can take to cope with climate anxiety – and how those feelings can be turned into a motivating force for climate action.
Jul 26, 2023
Urban green spaces that beat the heat: Tips from a UBC expert
Dr. Andrew Almas, an assistant professor of teaching in the faculty of forestry at UBC and an urban forestry expert, shares tips on how we can plant green spaces that are adapted to a changing climate.
Jun 14, 2023
B.C. set for a warm summer, but 2021 heat wave unlikely
Dr. Rachel White, an assistant professor in the department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, discusses the forecast for the summer, the difficulty of predicting extreme weather events, and how climate change is affecting our seasons.
Jun 14, 2023
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