September 20, 2019
The Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability dedicates its teaching and research to solving critical sustainability challenges. Our research is fundamentally linked to the search for climate solutions and we are deeply committed to climate research and education. We recognize the need for a drastic shift in public policy to combat the growing threat of climate change and join other university departments and institutions in declaring a global climate emergency and call for urgent and meaningful actions to address the issue.
On September 20th and 27th millions of people worldwide will be striking from school and work to demand that actions be taken to meet the demands of this emergency. UBC students, staff and faculty are organizing an event to take place on September 27 at 11 AM at the AMS Nest. A convoy will leave to meet with other strikers at the Vancouver City Hall at 1 PM. The Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability (IRES) supports this action and invites participating students, staff, and faculty to join the rally.