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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé covers climate and environment solutions for Glacier Media's Central Desk.

That means he tells stories about how people are responding to problems linked to climate change — from the energy transition to migration and everything in between.

Labbé has broken stories on the B.C. government's unexpected axing of a municipal climate adaptation fund, the development of a federal atmospheric river warning system, and a story of the first doctor in the world to diagnose a patient with climate change, among others.

His on-the-ground reporting has been featured in interviews with national broadcaster CTV, and on such podcasts as The Big Story.

As a freelancer he has reported on returning jihadist fighters in Jordan, the fallout from a government-guerrilla peace deal in Colombia and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean.

Labbé's writing, photography and documentary work have appeared in dozens of publications, including The Guardian, The Tyee, the Globe & Mail and PBS NewsHour.

He holds a Master’s of Journalism from the University of British Columbia and previously worked as a staff reporter at a local newspaper, where he wrote features, shot photos, and covered the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phone
604-345-8450
Email
slabbe@glaciermedia.ca

Recent Work by Stefan

Is carbon capture a doomed technology?

Is carbon capture a doomed technology?

A recent report looking at 13 flagship carbon capture projects around the world found the technology — which promises to scrub carbon emissions from industrial pollution — are failing to reduce emissions.
Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

During the Omicron wave in January 2022, excess deaths spiked.
Canadian wildlife corridors ranked third best in the world, finds study

Canadian wildlife corridors ranked third best in the world, finds study

In a new study, Canada has been ranked the third best country in the world to be a mammal on the move. Major successes include the Yellowstone-Yukon corridor and mountain wildlife migration routes between B.C. and Washington state.
Climate change is damaging Canada faster than it can adapt, warn UN scientists

Climate change is damaging Canada faster than it can adapt, warn UN scientists

Canada, like most jurisdictions around the world, is not adapting fast enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in its latest report Monday.
Where do Canada's political parties stand on climate change?

Where do Canada's political parties stand on climate change?

Reading through pages of party platforms can be time-consuming. We break down each party's stance on specific issues tied to climate change.
Canada's biggest public pensions still heavily invested in fossil fuels: study

Canada's biggest public pensions still heavily invested in fossil fuels: study

An analysis by a group of B.C. researchers finds Canada's largest pension plan has increased investment in oil and gas companies by at least 7.7 per cent since the country signed the Paris Agreement in 2016.
7 things you should know about the latest IPCC climate report

7 things you should know about the latest IPCC climate report

Of all the lessons from the IPCC's latest climate report, perhaps the most startling comes down to how much time is left to reduce emissions. By the time the next report is out, it will already be too late.
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