IC3 members are involved in research projects and programs that are accelerating climate action and research in Canada and around the world.
With a broad and interdisciplinary team, IC3 member research spans areas of climate change mitigation, physical science and adaptation. Explore each research area for more details on what IC3 members are working on.
IC3 researchers are exploring ways we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric CO2 to achieve national and global goals. Spanning many disciplines, mitigation research focuses on climate policies and governance, energy efficiency and emissions-reducing technologies and approaches, engineered negative emissions solutions, such as carbon capture, utilization and storage, and nature-based solutions that will support the global transition towards a low-carbon society.
All-female scientific coalition calling for protection of Antarctic Peninsula - Kirsten M. Müller
Curbing climate change by capturing carbon - Yuri Leonenko
Keep it in the ground - Angela Carter
Our options for saving the Earth are becoming riskier - Juan Moreno Cruz
Bringing together Waterloo’s excellence in engineering, computer science, applied math and environmental monitoring, IC3 researchers are building our understanding of how the climate system works and how it is changing. Through advancements in the application of artificial intelligence, remote sensing, machine learning, and geospatial modeling, IC3 researchers are developing the tools and data needed to support governments and the private sector in their climate change planning.
- AI to fight climate change - Chris Fletcher
- Breaking down silos for climate solutions - Chris Bauch
- Everything is going to change - Christine Dow
Intelligent computer vision for arctic sea ice mapping - David A. Clausi
- Math and Climate Change at UWaterloo - Research cluster
- Plants inspire ground-breaking tech-based climate solutions - Yimin Wu
Turning a new artificial leaf - Yimin Wu
IC3 researchers are designing ways we can build resilient communities and economies that will be better able to withstand the accelerating impacts of a changing climate. Risk assessments are shedding light on how climate change will impact our critical infrastructure, businesses and supply chains, public health, and our most vulnerable communities. Research is also pointing to strategies that will help us adapt to these new conditions using technology, planning and land use changes, and rethinking our financial, health and social support systems.
- Amphibious homes to keep communities afloat - Elizabeth English
Climate Change and the Preparedness of 16 Major Canadian Cities to Limit Flood Risk (February 2021) - Blair Feltmate (Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation)
Evidence of accelerated climate change seen in Labrador mountain range (November 2020) - Andrew Trant
- Spotlight: Partners for Action (P4A)
- Spotlight: Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation (ParCA)
Understanding the changes to extreme weather - Donald H. Burn
Visit IC3's Climate Centre Research website for a full list of research stories, articles, and publications from our diverse group of members.
Climate Change and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic holds profound lessons for climate change. IC3 has collected and curated a wide range of expert insights and published resources from our Waterloo colleagues and the broader climate change community.