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IRES Graduate Students on the Global Climate Strike

Posted on October 8, 2019 by mina phaisaltantiwongs

On September 27th, 2019, students, staff, and faculty members from the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) participated in the Global Climate Strike. The department’s Statement of Support for the Global Climate Strike can be found here. UBC IRES Students began the day by making posters out of reused pizza boxes, attending the […]

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Kai Chan Named One of Canada’s Clean50 for 2020

Posted on October 3, 2019 by mina phaisaltantiwongs

Kai Chan is a Clean16 Honouree for 2020. The 2020 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. www.clean50.com. Kai coordinated an international team of experts on a ground-breaking analysis of the ways forward, culminating in the “Pathways” chapter of the UN Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and […]

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