Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

UBC experts for comment on Doha climate conference

Nov. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available for media analysis on issues from climate science to policy negotiations at the upcoming United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar (Nov. 26-Dec. 7).

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UBC ‘ecological footprint’ creators win Blue Planet Award at Rio+20 UN conference

Jun. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the “ecological footprint” concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.

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Frank Tester trains Inuit youth in documentary filmmaking skills, part of the Nanisiniq Project

UBC experts available to comment on UN climate change conference

Nov. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to speak about the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17/CMP7) in Durban, South Africa, beginning Nov. 28.

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UBC researchers provide recommendations for $100 billion in annual climate change aid

Nov. 17, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

In advance of a major United Nations climate conference, University of British Columbia researchers are recommending how to manage a $100 billion annual commitment made by the international community last year to help the developing world respond to climate change – a funding promise almost equal to all existing official development aid from major donor [...]

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Arctic fisheries catches 75 times higher than previous reports: UBC research

Feb. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers estimate that fisheries catches in the Arctic totaled 950,000 tonnes from 1950 to 2006, almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during this period.

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