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The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) brings together experts across disciplines to consider the impacts of climate change from every angle. A fresh approach, built on smart science, working toward achievable solutions – because at Waterloo, change really does matter.

Established in 2008, ICseeks to advance research on climate change by facilitating interdisciplinary research and providing relevant scientific information that empowers business, government and civil society to prepare and respond effectively to weather events and climate change.

  1. Jan. 15, 2018Report: The future of the Olympic Winter Games in an era of climate changeWinter in Fruhling

    Excerpt from "Climate change will limit where the Winter Olympics can be held" on the Waterloo News site.

    Climate change is threatening the viability of the Winter Olympics, according to a study by a multinational team of researchers led by the University of Waterloo.

    The study, featuring researchers from Canada, Austria and China, found that if global emissions of greenhouse gases are not dramatically reduced, only eight of the 21 cities that have previously hosted the Winter Olympics will be cold enough to reliably host the Games by the end of this century.

  2. Nov. 8, 2017COP23 Delegation in Bonn, Germany

    COP23 Delegation in Bonn, Germany

    The 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (“COP23”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently underway in Bonn, Germany. We are very excited to have selected a delegation from the University of Waterloo to participate in this incredible experience and contribute to the global climate change dialogue.

  3. Sep. 27, 2017Preventing Disaster before It Strikes: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Residential Communities

    The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation  (ICCA) has a launched a new report Preventing Disaster before It Strikes: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Residential Communities.

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