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June 2020

Challenges and Opportunities for Engineers and Geoscientists in a Changing Climate

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Allison Smith at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM–9:00 AM: Registration
9:00 AM–10:30 AM: Challenges and Opportunities for Engineers and Geoscientists in a Changing Climate
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Nelson Lee, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.
Green Sky Sustainability Consulting Inc.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Free
Contact:

Allison Smith | Professional Development Coordinator

Direct: 604.558.6664

Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 6664

Email: [email protected]

This seminar will help provide information on the drivers, demands, challenges, and responsibilities associated with a changing climate.

Seminar Objectives

  • To enhance the perspective of most engineers and geoscientists about the challenges and tremendous opportunities before them arising from a changing climate.
  • To help engineers and geoscientists begin to think from a changing climate perspective.
  • To guide engineers and geoscientists in taking the next steps.

Prerequisites

None, but registrants will benefit from reading:

  • The Climate page and Climate Change Information Portal;
  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC Position Papers (2) on Climate Change; and
  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC Sustainability Guidelines.

Seminar Outline

  • Introduction and overview of climate change and its implications for engineers and geoscientists.
  • The market opportunities for engineers and geoscientists in climate change mitigation (covering drivers, challengers, and responsibilities).
  • The market opportunities for engineers and geoscientists in climate change adaptation (covering drivers, including regulatory, challengers, and responsibilities).

Speaker

Nelson Lee, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.

Green Sky Sustainability Consulting Inc.

Mr. Lee has 14 years of experience with climate change markets in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and California. He has been a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and APEGA since 1982. He services on the Sustainability Committee, the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division, and Environmental Professionals Division. Currently, Nelson is a member of the Climate Change Action Plan Steering Committee. He 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.

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 mirror committee to 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. 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: ISO 14064 – related to climate change mitigation and ISO 14091 – related to climate change vulnerability / risk assessment and ISO 1409.



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