This course aims to educate infrastructure professionals on climate change law issues and the associated implications on their practice.
The course is divided into four modules:
- Module 1 – Legal Framework for Climate Change Mitigation (Week 1)
- Module 2 – Legal Framework for Climate Change Adaptation (Week 2)
- Module 3 – Professional Responsibility and Avoiding Negligence (Week 3)
- Module 4 – Corporate Disclosure of Climate Change Risks (Week 4)
Modules 1 and 2 provide an overview of legal frameworks aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change and discuss existing and emerging legal obligations relevant to infrastructure professionals at the provincial, federal and international levels. Module 3 hones in on the roles and responsibilities of infrastructure professionals and how they can adapt their practices to incorporate climate change and reduce exposure to potential negligence lawsuits. Finally, Module 4 explores corporate issues relating to climate change, including risk disclosure requirements, asset management and director and officer obligations, as infrastructure professionals have a role in managing these risks and assisting clients to improve climate risk disclosure.