Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Robert McLeman lead author of new national report on climate change

Chapter 9 cover

International Dimensions chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

Robert McLeman, Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) member and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, is a lead author of the International Dimensions chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Waterloo experts featured in Government of Canada’s new national report on climate change

Report cover

Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) members and Waterloo Professors Daniel Scott and Jason Thistlethwaite are contributing authors of the Sector Impacts and Adaptation chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Waterloo research institutes host interdisciplinary summer school on water security and climate change

aerial view of Toronto harbour front

Climate change poses significant risks to water security in urban settings. Addressing this complex challenge requires collaboration and the incorporation of knowledge and expertise from various disciplines. The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute (WI) and Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) are advancing these efforts by delivering a uniquely designed, three-week virtual summer school, “Climate Change and Water Security in Urbanized Watersheds: An Interdisciplinary Perspective.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

New study reveals that nature can deliver immediate impact in Canada’s fight to tackle the climate crisis

boreal forest floor

Waterloo researchers contribute to new science led by Nature United

By protecting, better managing, and restoring nature, Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, concludes Nature United’s ground-breaking Natural Climate Solutions for Canada. The new study published in Science Advances shows that Natural Climate Solutions can help Canada mitigate up to 78 Mt CO2e annually in 2030—an amount equal to the current greenhouse gas emissions from powering every single home in Canada for about three years.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

University of Waterloo commits to reduce carbon footprint of its pension and endowment investments 50 per cent by 2030, achieve net-neutral by 2040

Three seedlings in the ground
This article was originally published by Media Relations.

Board and administration endorse recommendations from Responsible Investing Advisory Group 

The University of Waterloo has committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its pension and endowment investment portfolios by 50 per cent by the year 2030 and is committing to achieving full carbon neutrality by 2040.

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