Still Time to Have Your Say on Climate Change Action Plan

Posted on June 1, 2020

Since February, Engineers and Geoscientists BC has been hearing from registrants, industry professionals, and the wider BC community, on the opportunities and challenges they are facing when it comes to addressing climate change in professional practice.

This input will inform the development of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s first Climate Change Action Plan, which will provide a comprehensive strategic planning framework that supports the association and its registrants in considering and addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate within the remit of their professional practice.

From mid-May to early June, Engineers and Geoscientists BC held six online focus groups with registrants across various sectors—including, but not limited to, oil and gas, mining, built environment, critical infrastructure, transportation, utilities, and power generation—to understand how climate change is being considered within professional practice.

These sessions provided the association with the opportunity to identify examples and learnings from engineers and geoscientists, but we’re encouraging registrants to continue to provide feedback on this issue to help ensure the Climate Change Action Plan is representative of the breadth of not only our two professions, but also responsive to the unique needs of the various geographical regions of our province.

How to get Involved

On Thursday, June 25, Engineers and Geoscientists BC will host a webinar titled Engineers and Geoscientists BC Climate Change Action Plan, to discuss the potential impacts, challenges, and opportunities of a changing climate as they relate to professional practice.

Audience feedback from this event will be used to help inform initiatives, actions, and/or areas for Engineers and Geoscientists BC to consider in order to support its registrants in addressing climate change.

Registrants can also provide their feedback and input into the plan via written submissions on the Climate Change Action Plan Discussion Paper. The deadline for written submissions is Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

For more information, visit egbc.ca/climate-change.

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