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.
Daniel Henstra, Waterloo Climate Institute member, professor in the Department of Political Science and the co-lead of Waterloo’s Climate Risk Research Group will give a keynote address at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference on August 14 to 17. He will speak about building resilience for a future of climate change.
A new study by University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment researchers, Rachael Edwards and her supervisor, Waterloo Climate Institute member Brendon Larson, found there is an increased opportunity for inclusivity in recreation planning for Protected Areas.
We are pleased to announce that after a year-long consultation process, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) has ratified a new strategic plan that will chart our course for the next five years. As part of this new direction, the centre has been renamed the Waterloo Climate Institute.
The University of Waterloo's Sustainable Futures Initiative launch event brings together the Water Institute, Waterloo Climate Institute, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy to catalyze holistic approaches to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on the interconnections between energy, climate and water.