New Climate Change Action Plan to Support Registrant Practice

Posted on April 7, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC published its Climate Change Action Plan, the first plan of its kind created by an engineering or geoscience regulatory body in Canada. The Action Plan provides strategic direction for the organization, outlining how Engineers and Geoscientists BC will respond to climate change and support its registrants to proactively consider climate change into their professional practice. 

Climate Change Action Plan Goals 

The Action Plan supports both the effective assessment and management of climate risk in the practice of professional engineering and geoscience in BC, and BC registrants in the development and implementation of solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The key means by which Engineers and Geoscientists BC will advance its climate goals are outlined in ten actions, which provide guidance on how Engineers and Geoscientists BC can support professional engineers and geoscientists to incorporate climate change principles into their practice.

Implementing the Climate Change Action Plan

The Action Plan builds on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s previous work, including leading and supporting many initiatives to address climate change in engineering and geoscience practice. Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s current Climate Change Information Portal—a dedicated space for climate change resources—will continue to be updated as the Action Plan is implemented. Engineers and Geoscientists BC will continue to assess progress towards the Action Plan goals by engaging regularly with registrants to ensure they are receiving adequate support and to evaluate progress on an annual basis. 

More Information

Registrant resources, including the Climate Change Information Portal, the Sustainability Guidelines for registrants, and the Climate Change Action Plan itself, can be found on the Climate and Sustainability section of our website. 

Registrants interested in sharing their knowledge on climate action, or who have specific ideas or questions relating to climate action, can contact the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Climate Change Advisory group at [email protected].
 
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