Faculty Associates publish climate change policy report

March 27, 2015

A group of Peter Wall Faculty Associates recently published a policy paper through Sustainable Canada Dialogues, which calls for 100 per cent reliance on low-carbon electricity by 2035.

The report, “Acting on Climate Change,” is an initiative of 60 researchers across Canada whose individual research programs all centre around sustainability.

Peter Wall Faculty Associates and UBC professors, Sally Otto, Sally Aitken and Stephen Sheppard are among the group of 60 researchers who unanimously recommend putting a price on carbon and propose three ways in which Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions:

  1. producing electricity with low-carbon sources
  2. modifying energy consumption through urban design and a “transportation revolution”
  3. broader sustainability agenda through the creation of open  governance institutions