BURNABY, BC - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) has published a position paper on climate change as it relates to the practice of professional engineering and geoscience.
APEGBC recognizes that the climate is changing and commits to raising awareness about the potential impacts as they relate to the practice of engineering and geoscience, and to providing information and assistance to members in managing implications for their own professional practice.
A changing climate in BC means evolving responsibilities for APEGBC members. Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, provisional members, limited licensees, engineers-in-training and geoscientists-in-training are expected to keep themselves informed about the changing climate, and consider potential impacts on their professional activities.
Professional engineers and geoscientists are uniquely positioned to provide guidance and advice to government and decision makers on how to respond to climate change, given their technical expertise and commitment to public safety.
In addition to existing professional practice guidelines and professional development courses, APEGBC will be developing further tools and resources to assist members in understanding and addressing the potential impacts of a changing climate on their professional practice.
The Position Paper on Climate Change was developed by APEGBC’s Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG). The CCAG is responsible for advising APEGBC Council on matters related to climate change based upon the duties and objects set out in the Engineers and Geoscientists Act
The Position Paper on Climate Change is available here: www.apeg.bc.ca/climatechange
Founded in 1920, APEGBC is the regulatory and licensing body for the professions of engineering and geoscience in British Columbia. With over 29,000 members, APEGBC is one of the largest professional associations in BC.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting:
Tony Chong, P.Eng.
Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar