ISO Standards on Adaptation To Climate Change: Part 1

Video Length: 2:27:37

Date Recorded: July 20, 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.



John Dora has nearly 40 years’ experience in managing infrastructure, including flood risk management and asset management of railway structures. John is the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) global lead for adaptation, chairing ISO committees on standards’ strategy and internal climate-related communications. He is a recognized international expert on climate change adaptation, and his clients include or have included the United Nations, the UK Met Office, Copernicus Climate Services, the UK rail industry, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and CEN/CENELEC, and the European Standards’ organisation. Along with his expertise in infrastructure, resilience, and adaptation, John is an accomplished lecturer, designing and delivering courses on sustainability, asset management, and resilience at the University of Birmingham and at the University of Surrey, where he is a visiting professor. John founded John Dora Consulting in 2012 and continues to work in the field of infrastructure resilience and engineering as owner of the firm. In 2019 he helped form Climate Sense and is a director of that firm.

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


Price: $49.00