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September 2017

A Bold New Future of Opportunities for Engineers and Geoscientists in a Changing Climate

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: A Bold New Future of Opportunities for Engineers and
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Nelson Lee, P.Eng.
Green Sky Sustainability Consulting Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $299.00 + GST = $313.95 until Sept 12, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Non-Member Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Student Member Price: $199.50 + GST = $209.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 12, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
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This will be an opportunity for participants to conduct a mock vulnerability screening for the City of Vancouver using as much information as the team has available.

The facilitator will establish some or most of the climate stimuli—depending on the experience of the participants. This will mean that only a sample of the city will be examined in 3 hours—some at a high level and some in more depth. The goal is not to necessarily get it “right” (though it will be reasonable)—but for participants to develop skills and familiarity in the conduct of a vulnerability screening for a municipality. The bottom-line is that participants will see how useful and important it is to conduct vulnerability screenings.

Seminar Objectives

  • To change the perspective of most engineers and geoscientists about the tremendous opportunities before them arising from a changing climate.
  • To help engineers and geoscientists begin to think from a changing climate perspective.
  • To help engineers and geoscientists begin to understand the drivers, demands, challenges, and responsibilities associated with a changing climate.
  • To guide engineers and geoscientists in taking the next steps (especially in the workshop).

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Afternoon Workshop

This will be an opportunity for participants to conduct a mock vulnerability screening for the City of Vancouver using as much information as the team has available. The facilitator will establish some or most of the climate stimuli—depending on the experience of the participants. This will mean that only a sample of the city will be examined in 3 hours—some at a high level and some in more depth. The goal is not to necessarily get it “right” (though it will be reasonable)—but for participants to develop skills and familiarity in the conduct of a vulnerability screening for a municipality. The bottom-line is that participants will see how useful and important it is to conduct vulnerability screenings.

Speaker

Nelson Lee, P.Eng.,
Green Sky Sustainability Consulting Inc.

Mr. Lee has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and a M.A.Sc. in environmental engineering from the University of British Columbia. He has 10 years of experience with climate change markets in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and California. He is a CSA certified GHG verifier. He has been a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and APEGA since 1982. He enjoys public speaking and providing training.

Mr. Lee is a member of the CSA Technical Committee (TC 207) on Climate Change which is also a harmonized mirror committee that represents Canada’s interest in the development of international standards through the ISO Technical Committee 207 / Subcommittee 7 on GHG Management and Related Activities. This harmonized committee represents Canada’s interest in the development of international standards through the ISO (TC 207 / Subcommittee 7: Greenhouse gas management and related activities). The committee also develops new standards and adopts existing international standards at the Canadian national level. Particularly, he is a working group expert on the following standards under development: ISO 14064—related to climate change mitigation; ISO 14091—related to climate change vulnerability assessment and ISO 14097—related to climate finance.



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