The Earth’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and this presents new and evolving challenges, risks, and opportunities that will need to be considered by registrants in the fulfillment of their professional responsibilities.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is developing a climate change action plan to ensure the association has an appropriate and methodological approach to addressing climate change issues related to the practice of professional engineering and geoscience.
This plan will provide a framework for how Engineers and Geoscientists BC can better support its registrants in their professional practice and allow the association to respond to climate change issues proactively rather than reactively.
Between February and June 2020, Engineers and Geoscientists BC will conduct an engagement process to gather feedback and input into the plan. Registrants, industry professionals, and the wider BC community, will be able to provide their input through written submissions, focus groups, and webinars.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC will be seeking feedback and input on:
- knowledge development; and
- knowledge application.
Insights gathered throughout this engagement process will help the development of a preliminary draft of the action plan, which will be submitted to Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council in November 2020.
To learn more about the association’s climate change initiatives and opportunities for engagement, visit egbc.ca/climate-change.
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