Climate Emergency Engagement

In light of the evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19), the timeline for the engagement process has been extended.

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The climate emergency is one of the most pressing issues of our time. At this pivotal moment, the decisions and actions we take today will reverberate beyond our own borders and lifetimes.

In December 2019, the UBC Board of Governors unanimously endorsed a Declaration on the Climate Emergency, responding to the advocacy of our community members and joining other organizations around the world. The declaration includes the commitment to establish a task force, a climate emergency community engagement process and recommendations to the Board of Governors.

The UBC Climate Emergency Task Force, comprised of UBC students, faculty and staff, was established to advise on the gathering of ideas from UBC’s diverse and insightful community on addressing the climate emergency and the recommendations resulting from the engagement process.

Since February we have been gathering input through a variety of in-person and virtual activities regarding UBC’s communities’ concerns about climate change and ways UBC could take action. Work is now underway to develop recommendations for consideration by the UBC Board of Governors.


Get informed

The UBC Climate Hub has compiled information from a variety of sources regarding the multi-faceted aspects of the climate emergency and global climate crisis.

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Keep up to date on the process

Learn about the engagement process and where we’re at now.

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