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.
Sarah Greene, a COP28 delegate with the Waterloo Climate Institute and a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, shares insight into the Loss and Damage Fund, addressing Canada's role on the global stage while attending COP28.
Sarah Greene, a COP28 delegate from the Waterloo Climate Institute and a PhD candidate in the Balsillie School of International Affairs, shares her in person experience witnessing nations take action for #ClimateJustice as Columbia signs the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Miswar Syed, a virtual COP28 delegate and a master’s student in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, illustrates the topic of recently established funds, goals and more. In his reflection, he elaborates on significant outcomes from the launch of new funds and the implications of them.
The Waterloo Climate Institute's Climate Leaders program is hosting a full day conference tackling all aspects of climate action. The dynamic schedule will include presentations, workshops, hands-on art installations, performances, and poster-sessions.
The registration form is now OPEN! All students welcome!
How we feel about climate change is really important - so we need to think about it and measure it. There are a lot of words being used to describe how we feel about climate change: worry, anxiety, eco-anxiety, decreased well-being, and so on. This talk will be lead by Susan Elliott, Professor of Geography and Environmental Management. Susan Elliott's research interests are environment and health, the global environment, urban social geography,and philosophy and method in the social sciences.