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Sustainability and the Climate Crisis

A week of discussion

March 15-19, 2021

Concordia University

During the unfolding environmental emergency, when the effects of global warming and biodiversity loss are beginning to be felt acutely across the globe, our common future depends on researchers across disciplines working together to address the issue. This need is as important at Concordia University as it is elsewhere. In fact, as a Next Generation institution recently recognized as the leading Canadian University under 50, the Concordia community arguably is especially well-positioned to do so. With this in mind, in March 2021, the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability collaborated with Concordia's 4th Space to host a week of online discussion and conversation on the environmental crisis, focussing particularly on the climate emergency.

In case you missed any of the events or would like to revisit any of them, please see the recordings below.


Current issues in sustainability science
Emissions targets and a challenge to capitalism
Sustainability through open scholarship
Decarbonizing and carbon catching
Applications of life cycle assessment
Concordia campus as a living lab
Insects as indicators and drivers of global change
Climate change and natural systems
Next generation cities
Sustainability on land and in the water
Careers in sustainability
Urban sprawl and sustainability
Implications of the remaining carbon budget
Climate action at Concordia
The future of biodiversity
Keeping fossil fuels in the ground
Coffee agroforestry
Climate Geopardy

Schedule of Events


Monday, March 15, 2021


Tuesday, March 16th, 2021


Wednesday, March 17th, 2021


Thursday, March 18th, 2021


Friday, March 19th, 2021

Today's events contribute to the Global Climate Strike.

All events are free and open to the public online. Click on an event title for more information or to register.

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