November 15, 2021: Dr. Hadi Dowlatabadi, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, says half of the carbon stored in a tree is in the soil and roots, and tree-cutting is a major source of carbon release.
Congratulations to our November Graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll go on to do.
January 2022: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced Dr. Hannah Wittman as a winner of the AASHE Campus Sustainability Research Award. November 2021: AASHE announced Dr. Hannah Wittman as a finalist for a 2021 AASHE Sustainability Award in the campus sustainability research category, recognizing outstanding scholarship in higher education. […]
November 12, 2021: Dr. David Boyd, a UBC professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the school of public policy and global affairs, says human rights were largely ignored in the rush to conclude rules on international carbon markets at COP26.
November 3, 2021: Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Sustainability and professor at UBC’s department of psychology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, spoke about getting everyone to act on climate and why there are many different reasons for climate inaction.
COP26 is a circus with a purpose: Putting climate change in the spotlight so no country can ignore it
October 29, 2021: UBC geography and IRES professor Dr. Simon Donner shared his thoughts on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
October 28, 2021: Dr. Kai Chan, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, discussed what Canada needs to do to meet its climate objectives.
October 25, 2021: UBC geography and IRES professor Dr. Simon Donner spoke about what he is hoping to hear from the federal government on commitments related to oil and gas and what Canada has to do to meet climate goals.
IRES and Faculty of Land and Food Systems are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who uses econometric and other quantitative techniques to investigate human dimensions of biodiversity conservation. For example, research interests may include how individual and institutional actions affect conservation outcomes, or how biodiversity conservation affects aspects of human well-being. Anticipated start July 1, 2022.
September 16, 2021: In a victory for the right to a healthy environment, the Central Jakarta District Court ruled that top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air. IRES’s Dr. David Boyd submitted an amicus curiae brief supporting the lawsuit.