Climate Change

Canada is not on track to meet its 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below 2005 levels despite implementing several climate policies and initiatives. At the provincial level, British Columbia has set a target of a 40% reduction below 2007 levels by 2030. While BC has made progress, much more needs to be done to achieve long-term climate goals.

A key constraint to achieving time-sensitive GHG reduction targets is the lack of training and tools among local government and industry to successfully initiate climate action within their sphere of influence. To overcome this constraint, there is a growing need for climate champions to effect change within institutions and advance climate action.

Courses and Programs



Climate Action Planning: Foundations, Finance and Implementation

UBC Micro-certificate Program
The UBC Micro-certificate in Climate Action Planning: Foundations, Finance and Implementation is a part-time program that helps policy makers, planners and industry players gain the knowledge, skills and tools to put climate action planning into practice within organizations and communities. LEARN MORE