UWaterloo students explored the topic of divestment in a recent webinar presented by the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS). The webinar “Unpacking Divestment: What it means for UWaterloo” was held on October 20th, 2020.
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.
Of all extreme weather events in Canada, flooding is currently the costliest, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Nonetheless, the impact of basement flooding on the mental health and lost time from work of impacted homeowners has been only superficially explored, until now.
Wild Weather Talks and Roundtable: Our Changing Climate
The Waterloo Region Museum is hosting a special presentation and roundtable discussion about climate change in the Region of Waterloo and across the globe. The Roundtable discussion will take place on March 22nd at the Waterloo Region Museum.
Studies led by the University of Waterloo, with a group of multinational researchers, have identified that climate change is threatening the future of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Temperatures are rising with the increase of global green house gas emissions, affecting the ability to reliably host the winter games across the globe. The average February daytime temperature of the Olympic Winter Games locations is steadily increasing - from 0.48C in the 1920–1950s, to 3.18C in the 1960–1990s, to 7.88C in games held in the twenty-first century - intensifying the need for weather risk management strategies.
Last fall, the global media spotlight was on the United Nations climate change summit (a.k.a. “COP21”) when 195 countries came to an agreement to act on climate change.
Are you curious about what this might mean for our community, our country and the world?
This week, political leaders from all over the world, including new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will arrive in Paris to negotiate a plan to fight global climate change. The University of Waterloo is sending a handful of students to be on the ground in the French capital as the historic agreement unfolds around them.
Blair Feltmate, IC3 member and Intact Chair, Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo has been featured extensively in the media on the topic of responding to extreme weather in Canada and implementing climate adaptation strategies.
His latest opinion piece appeared in the Globe & Mail Strategies for Sustainability section today.
Join Robert Shirkey, Canadian lawyer and creator of a campaign to get climate change labels on gas pump nozzles as he discusses the psychology, economics, and law behind the idea. Founder of Our Horizon, Robert has given lectures across North America and is a recognized global authority on the subject. The concept has been endorsed by some of the world’s leading experts in climate science and policy.