ISO Standards on Adaptation To Climate Change: Part 2

Video Length: 2:23:16

Date Recorded: August 3, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has engaged the conveners of the recently published ISO 14090 and ISO 14091 Standards on Adaptation to climate change to provide a 3-part series of continuing education offerings on the newly released standard. The ISO 14090 Standard describes a system for managing the full life cycle of adaptation to climate change and the ISO 14091 Standard provides a deeper dive into risk assessment considerations. Our aim is to enhance the capability of engineers and geoscientists in climate change adaptation as one step in the implementation of Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Climate Change Action Plan. These Standards enable registrants to apply risk assessments to contexts beyond typical infrastructure climate risk assessments to using them to help inform climate change adaptation planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation for any organization, regardless of size, type, and nature.




Nelson Lee has advised corporations and governments on strategies for improving their sustainability related to environment, health, and safety performance for the past 30 years and climate change management in the past 10 years. He directed Climate Change Sustainability teams at two leading consulting firms since 2004 before establishing his own firm, Green Sky Sustainability, in 2015. Since 2013 he has represented Canada revising and writing new GHG and climate change standards. He has contributed as a Working Group Expert developing ISO 14091 – Climate change risk and vulnerability assessments. Nelson was the former Chair of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Sustainability Advisory Group and was part of the Steering Group that helped oversee the development of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Climate Change Action Plan.



Walter Kahlenborn is co-founder and Managing Director of adelphi. The core topics of his research and consultancy work are climate change adaptation and risk assessments, sustainable economic development and sustainable financial services. He advises federal ministries, the European Commission, companies and organizations. Since 1995, he has managed more than 100 national and international research and advisory projects with interdisciplinary teams. He has lead numerous climate change risk assessments in different countries and is leading Germany’s second risk assessment. In addition, he is co-author of the Vulnerability Sourcebook: Concept and guidelines for standardized vulnerability assessments (2014) and the Guideline for climate impact and vulnerability analyses. Recommendations of the Interministerial Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change of the German Federal Government (2017). Recently, he was the convenor of the ISO working group that developed the new international standard for climate risk assessments (ISO 14091:2021 Adaption to climate change: Guidelines on vulnerability impacts and risk assessment).



Linda Hoelscher is a Consultant at adelphi. The main focus of her work is adaptation to climate change, adaptation finance and climate risk assessments. She has implemented several research and consultancy projects for the German Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Environment Agency and developed recommendations for advancing the German adaptation strategy and the third national adaptation plan. Linda has contributed to the second German climate impact and risk analysis as well as other climate risk and vulnerability assessments. She is currently developing a methodology to assess public expenditure for climate adaptation in Germany. Linda holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE). Before joining adelphi she was working for the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) on behalf of the German Ministry for the Environment.

Registrants can claim "3" Continuing Education hours after viewing this session


Price: $49.00