If we accept that climate is changing, a good question to ask is: So what? This presentation aims to present a background a sense of the efforts globally, in Canada and in Alberta, related to an answer to that question in the form of climate change adaptation. The focus will be on understanding climate change vulnerability and exploring one proposed approach to assessing it. The presentation will conclude with some thoughts on the tremendous potential opportunity for consulting engineers. Could vulnerability assessments be the new “site assessments” – 30 years later?
About the presenter:
Nelson Lee, MASc., P.Eng. is a Professional Engineer in BC, AB and SK and a member of the APEGBC Sustainability Committee. For over 25 years he has advised corporations and governments on strategies for enhancing their sustainability.
Nelson specializes in the climate change, energy and environmental, health and safety management systems-related aspects of sustainability. He has provided his services from within industry, as a consultant and in a third-party role. Nelson is a member of the Canadian Standards Association / Standards Council of Canada committee that is collaborating to establish and maintain internationally-recognized climate change mitigation and soon adaptation standards. He is frequently called upon to speak at seminars and provide training.
Nelson recently established Green Sky Sustainability to address Sustainability and Climate Change needs and opportunities. He is an avid volunteer and tries hard to continually reduce his eco-footprint.
*Lunch will be provided.
|Time:||11:30 am to 1:00 pm|
|Venue:||Golder Associates Ltd.|
|16820 107 Avenue, Edmonton|
|Registration Deadline:||Friday, November 17, 2017|
|Refund Cut-off Date:||Monday, November 13, 2017|
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