On Monday, world leaders are convening in New York for the U.N. Climate Summit. Expect hopeful rhetoric and discussion about ambitious programs, but no concrete results. The summit’s primary aim is political, not legal. It may help pressure governments to ratchet up their commitments or achieve the goals they’ve already set under the Paris agreement, […]
While thousands of visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park were canoeing and camping this summer, a small band of third-year U of T ecology students was hard at work in the park collecting data and conducting experiments with reptiles and amphibians. The group was there as part of the Research Excursions Program (REP) offered by the Faculty […]
“These 11 researchers, representing a wide array of disciplines, are contributing to new knowledge, insights and innovations that impact the lives of Canadians and people around the world.” Founded in the 1880s, the Royal Society of Canada recognizes scholars and their work in order to help them build a better future in Canada and around […]
Professor Jessica Green is featured in University Toronto Magazine. Her opinion piece explores the importance of linking climate action to job creation, living wages and equality. Reframing the debate as a win-win – tough political choices remain. Read the full article here. Want to learn more about a Green New Deal for Canada? Register for […]
Professor Miriam Diamond was featured on CTV News in response the fires raging in the Amazon. “We live in a global environment, we live in a global climate. When there’s thawing in the arctic, when there are fires in Amazonia, it affects us all”, says Professor Diamond. Click here for the full interview.
In its third annual report, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (CECCS) outlines the concrete steps it’s taking to advance sustainability-related projects and initiatives across the university.