APEGBC has undertaken several initiatives to explore the impact of climate change on professional engineering and geoscience practice.
APEGBC members, through the Climate Change Advisory Group, advise Council on these matters on an ongoing basis.
Climate Change Advisory Group
The Climate Change Advisory Group is responsible for advising APEGBC Council on matters related to climate change and adaptation; these include recommending appropriate policy development, providing input into practice guideline development and revision, and recommending appropriate responses to requests for association support.
Climate Change Information Portal
The climate change adaptation tools and resources listed in this portal aim to support APEGBC Professionals incorporating a consideration of climate change into their practice. Learn more >
Engineers Canada Survey on Climate Change
In 2007, a national survey on climate change, targeted to infrastructure engineers, was conducted by the Canadian Standards Association on behalf of Engineers Canada. The survey helped determine engineers’ level of knowledge and awareness of the impacts of a changing climate on built infrastructure at the time. In 2012, a follow‐up survey was conducted to understand what changes in attitudes, awareness, and actions have occurred since 2007. The 2012 survey also helps identify what engineers are doing now to adapt infrastructure to the impacts of a changing climate. The survey, conducted between December 2011 and February 2012, was targeted at professional engineers across Canada in five categories of built infrastructure: water, transportation, energy, buildings, and resource extraction/processing.
APEGBC Green Team
The staff led Green Team is active in measuring and monitoring APEGBC's carbon footprint, while pursuing greenhouse gas and waste reduction strategies through composting and other initiatives to change behavior around transportation and office waste.