Juan Moreno-Cruz is an associate professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development, University of Waterloo. His research involves the interaction of energy systems, technological change, and climate policy. Moreno-Cruz’s most recent work provides a look into the process of energy transitions by showing how access to energy affects the organization of the economy in cities, and the way energy consumption pollutes the environment.
In collaboration with the KW Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Divest Waterloo, and UW’s Faculty of Environment, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change is hosting two events on June 18 and 19th, 2019
Ranked among more than 250 universities from 58 countries, the University of Waterloo has been ranked fifth in its commitments to climate action, one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 13, climate action, acknowledges the university's research on climate change as well as their energy use and current mitigation measures.
IC3 Member, Jason Thistlethwaite, joins fellow climate scientists on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss the psychological impacts of studying climate change. Jason shares his expert opinion on the emotional toll of climate change research, the solutions to mitigate climate anxiety, and how to cope and feel empowered to take action.
In December 2018, IC3 and the Univeristy of Waterloo sent six students to the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (“COP24”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP24 was held in Katowice, Poland, bringing togeher international leaders to discuss climate change and the next steps in implementing the Paris Agreement.