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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
It’s go time. Sue. Big. Oil. In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted 6-5 in support of a motion to set aside about $700,000 — roughly $1 per every Vancouver resident — to fund litigation against Canada’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Join...

UBC students pitch climate action ideas to City of Vancouver

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Opinion: It’s time to recognize that colonialism causes climate change – and repair our relationships

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Policy, Economics & Governance

Podcast: F is for Faculty - Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Media release: COP27 event highlights BC delegates’ experiences with the politics of power 

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Opportunities

UBC's Climate Emergency Response

The climate emergency is here. Find out what UBC is doing, and how you can take action.

Campus as a Living Lab

Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems

Sustainability Scholars Program

Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy

Sustainability Education Grants

The Sustainability Education Grant program provides funding for Vancouver faculty members looking...

UBC at COP27

Applications for UBC delegate passes to COP27 closed on May 4, 2022. Applicants will be notified...
Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Policy, Economics & Governance

SEEDS Sustainability Program

Human Well-being & Social Systems

Performance Dashboards

Initiatives

Climate Change & Energy
Since 2011, UBC’s energy conservation projects have reduced annual campus electrical use by 16 gigawatt hours (GWh). This is the equivalent to shutting down our campus for 3.5 weeks, and taking 1,500 cars off the road.
Production, Consumption & Waste
Built Environment & Mobility

Research & Teaching

Climate Change & Energy
The Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility produces renewable energy for UBC’s campus using wood waste biomass. This helps reduce UBC’s GHG emissions and supports research projects on innovative clean energy systems.
Human Well-being & Social Systems
UBC is taking bold action to develop policies and guidelines to help building designers make...