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EUC and SDG 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Climate change is a real and undeniable threat to the entire planet. SDG 13 requires urgent collaborative action to combat climate change. The EUC is committed to acting with urgency to tackle climate change and its global impacts through education, innovation, and capacity building.

Climate Solutions Park

The Climate Solutions Park (CSP) headed by Jose Etcheverry is a testament to EUC’s dedication to tackle the climate crisis through innovative solutions. With a focus on community-based agriculture, renewable energy, electric mobility, First Nations knowledge, sustainable construction and eco-tourism, and experiential learning, CSP is providing students with tangible capacity and resiliency building in the face of climate change.


Climate justice and participatory research

Patricia Perkins has edited a new book titled Climate justice and participatory research: Building climate-resilient commons (University of Calgary Press, 2023). The book offers ideas and inspiration for climate justice action by describing the work of activist scholars in the Majority World whose research is contributing to livelihood commons and community-based climate resilience. It brings together articulations of the “what, why, and how” of climate justice through the voices of energetic and motivated scholar-activists who are building alliances with community-based organizations across Latin America, Africa, and Canada.


Pathways to decarbonization and sustainability in Canadian energy systems

Mark Winfield has a new co-edited book on Sustainable Energy Transitions in Canada (UBC Press, 2023), examining decarbonization and sustainability in Canadian energy systems. The book deals with the broad conceptual aspects of energy transitions, investigating such topics as energy justice and poverty, the decolonization of energy, community energy planning, the role of energy systems modelling, and links between energy and climate change policy. Additionally, the book provides a series of case studies covering Canada’s major regions and key sectors, such as transportation and space heating.


Envisioning Indigenous-derived climate change futures

Knowledge is foundational to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and impact reduction.  Deborah McGregor, Lisa Myers, and Alan Corbiere’s research investigates the climate crisis through Indigenous-derived solutions and knowledge systems. To address the crisis and live well with the Earth, a transformational shift in how global society relates to all life must take place; and this can only be learned through Indigenous communities.


Finding common ground for environmental activism and ethics

Understanding climate change through multiple lenses is integral to making the necessary changes to address it. Researcher and activist Peter Timmerman approaches climate change in both Western and Eastern philosophies and has found long-term sustainability in the world’s faith traditions, especially in Buddhism and environmental activism in South and Southeast Asia. Timmerman is finding climate solutions in global unity and activism.


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