Climate Emergency Engagement

In light of the evolving situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19), all in-person community dialogues and pop-up events at UBC have been postponed. We encourage you to shift dialogues already planned online. The timeline for the engagement process is under review; check back for updates.

Please check UBC.ca for official communication on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response.


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, 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, has been 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.

Regardless of your faculty, year level, subject matter expertise or your passions, we want to hear from you.


Get Involved

We need your help in shaping UBC’s climate emergency response. Share your ideas, candid and constructive feedback, and engage in lively and respectful conversations. You don’t need to be an expert; we all have a place in caring about our future. The engagement process runs until March 27, 2020.


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.

Read more


Participate in a community dialogue

Find out about climate emergency events taking place across both campuses.

Event details


Organize a community dialogue

We encourage faculties, departments, clubs and other UBC communities to organize dialogues and provide collective feedback.

Learn more