Community-centred climate innovation partnerships

As climate change intensifies, impacts will be felt and changes can be made at the community level. SFU's unique approach to this is community-centred climate innovation, founded on community partnerships, innovation and a deep commitment to Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.  

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Different communities require different climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies and strategies. Community-centred climate innovation is a critical research program and priority at SFU that takes a community-first approach to co-develop and co-implement innovative solutions to address climate change.

We are working with our local and global partners—and looking for new collaborators—to co-develop and successfully implement transformative policy solutions and cleantech innovations that meet the community-specific needs of people and their communities and enable economic opportunities.


SFU is recognized as a leader in global sustainability

SFU’s international sustainability strengths include:

  • Climate resiliency and adaptation research;
  • Sustainable policy development;
  • Clean energy innovation;
  • Informing net zero transition for industry; and
  • Community engagement with a deep commitment to Indigenous knowledges and practices.

How We Help

Community Focused

We are helping communities reduce their risks and vulnerabilities to climate change impacts over time, and move towards net-zero carbon goals, while advancing priorities such as equity, biodiversity, and socially and environmentally sustainable economic development.

Leverage SFU Expertise

Our community partners can leverage our expertise and capacities to develop climate change solutions that meet their specific needs. SFU is providing local communities with the expertise and capacity to develop bottom-up, co-created community-based solutions and innovations to address the impacts of climate change.

Impactful Partners

While local communities are our main partners, SFU has an extensive list of national and international collaborators.

Partner With Us

With our expertise, strengths, capacity and collaborations, we can help Canada further establish itself as a global leader in climate action and achieve the net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

how we are making a difference

Through SFU’s integrated approach, we can make an impact on the climate crisis. Community-centred climate innovation will take us there.