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IC3 member Sarah Burch joins CBC host Laura Lynch on the CBC Radio podcast What on Earth. In the episode "Net-zero emissions is the goal. So how do we get there?" Sarah shares her expertise in sustainable governance, decarbonization, and climate change.

IC3 member Andrew Trant was recently featured in Waterloo Stories for his research looking at 100 years of ecosystem change across the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

This story was orginally published in Waterloo Stories by Media Relations.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2020, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change and Water Institute co-hosted an evening event, “Ideas to Shape the Future: Fighting Climate Change", at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener. This event was part of THEMUSEUM’s exhibit “ALARM: Responding to Our Climate Emergency”. Seven institute researchers shared their insights and big ideas on tackling climate change at the individual, community, and global level.

National Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration on climate change and clean energy development has just been announced!

Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change are partners in the collaboration and will work closely with the institute to achieve its objectives. IC3 member and head of the Intact Centre, Blair Feltmate, will be a member of the new institute's Adaptation Expert Panel.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Wild Weather Lecture Series

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?

One million migrants arrived in Europe in 2015 seeking asylum from war and conflict. Yet many researchers warn these numbers are small compared with the number of people who will be displaced global in coming decades because of climate change. Will the next great waves of international migration have environmental causes? What are the potential implications for North America? What can we do now to prepare for future climate migration? Join Canadian and American experts in an open discussion of what we know about global environmental migration, and what research has yet to tell us.