Posts for the Topic Climate change

Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Resiliency

Nature-based solutions

What are Nature-Based Solutions (NBS)? 

Nature Based Solutions (NBS) is a means of conservation, managing, and restoring interventions that are intentionally planned to produce positive climate adaptation and mitigation benefits (Nature-based solutions for climate change. WWF, n.d.). NBS for climate change resiliency, harnesses the power of nature to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.  

Sustainability Theme of the Month: September is for Climate Change

SDG 13 logo: climate change

Welcome back, Warriors! And welcome home to all of our new staff or students. The focus for September at the Sustainability Office is climate change, because we believe it is one of the most important topics to educate all of our new (and returning) community members on!

What is climate change?

Guest blog: Sustainability and Resilience as Metaphors

Professor McMurry reading a book in the water

A few years ago I discovered that I am a member of a group of scholars and teachers known as environmental humanists: these are academics in a variety of departments--philosophy, languages, the various arts--who connect their disciplinary research with environmental issues.

Guest blog: Take climate action now!

Group brainstorming session

Climate Action may be lucky number 13 in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), but there are zero paths to meeting the other goals without addressing it. Climate change affects each aspect of sustainable development, from inequality, to economic growth, built and natural environments, and, critically, your health.

The University of Waterloo is supporting research and education to elucidate these links to help achieve SDG #13. However, more work is urgently needed to understand how climate change and climate action affects our health, our economy, and our equality.

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