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William E. Rees

Professor Emeritus, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, Faculty of Applied Science
University of British Columbia
Participates in 2 items
William E. Rees is a human ecologist, ecological economist, former Director and Professor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning. His research focuses on the biophysical requirements for sustainable development and on the cognitive, behavioural and socio-cultural barriers to change. Best known as originator and co-developer (with his Ph.D. students) of ‘ecological footprint analysis’, Prof Rees work is widely recognized internationally. His awards include a Blue Planet Prize (jointly with former student Dr Mathis Wackernagel), the Boulding Prize in Ecological Economics, the Herman Daly Award (US Society for Ecological Economics) and an Honorary Doctorate from Laval University. From 2014 to 2019, Dr Rees served as a full member of the Club of Rome.

Sessions in which William E. Rees participates

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:35 PM EDT - 4:50 PM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes

H. sapiens is a self-described intelligent species, yet seems committed to destroying its own habitat. Human-induced climate change, driven by carbon-dioxide and other GHG emissions, is one of several well-known threats to global civilization. Nevertheless, 34 climate conferences and half a dozen major international agreements in the past 50 years have failed to produce even a ripple in the curve of exponentially increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Climate change is accelerating. This ...