The University of Waterloo Climate Institute brings together scientists and students to elevate and enhance the impact and excellence of innovative interdisciplinary research and education that empowers business, government and civil society to respond effectively to the climate crisis.
University of Waterloo’s unique combination of strengths and depth of expertise allows us to deal head-on with the complexity and interconnectedness of social, political and technological dimensions of the climate crisis.
Our expertise and focus
Our three core areas of research and innovation are developed through lenses of equity, justice, governance, and innovation to create truly impactful solutions for this existential global challenge.
The Waterloo Climate Institute and Waterloo's North Campus Community Garden (NCCG) share a common interest in exploring the nexus between food production (and eating!) and climate action.
Waterloo researchers and Waterloo Climate Institute members test what it takes to convert forests to productive farmland and explore how to make that transition equitable.
Yimin Wu, Waterloo Climate Institute member, is the Tang Family Chair in New Energy Materials and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. His latest research has found a way to capture carbon and turn it into sustainable, clean fuel at a lower cost than previous methods. He says being more economically viable will make the technology more attractive to industry.
Join the Student Climate Council and Climate Leaders from across campus for some great discussion, free snacks, and speed- friending activities! Bring your WatCard and government ID and join the fun.
Join Sarah Burch as she connects with expert delegates, Angela Carter and Chuks Okereke attending COP28 in Dubai. The virtual check-ins will highlight direct reflections on the proceedings of COP28 and the progress toward the Paris Agreement targets. Tune in to real-time virtual interviews covering the big questions on climate action.