Building Skills for Climate Change: Low-Carbon Training for Engineering Professionals Curriculum Team

Meet the Curriculum Team! CRI has brought together a diverse team to build the curriculum for the Low-Carbon Training for Engineering Professionals Course. Jenessa Doherty, Infrastructure Canada Jenessa is a motivated environmental advocate who holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Graduate degrees in both Environmental Sustainability Education and Business and Sustainability, and a Bachelor…

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PIEVC Webinar: Leveraging information from climate scenarios for robust infrastructure planning

Presenter: Trevor Murdock, Manager of Data and Products at Canadian Centre for Climate Services This webinar addressed the common question that comes up during risk assessments: “which climate change scenario should I pick?”. A brief refresher on climate change scenarios in use on climate change data portals was followed by an overview of the current…

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Low Carbon Training for Engineering Professionals

As part of Canada Green Building Council’s Building Skills for Climate Change: Low-Carbon Training Program, Climate Risk Institute (CRI), together with Engineers Canada, is developing a specialized low-carbon buildings training course for engineers and other practitioners in the building workforce. This specialized training aims to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon practices, reduce emissions, and contribute to Canada’s Climate Action Plan and Just Transition.

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Sault Ste. Marie OP Review

This project with the City of Sault Ste. Marie involved review of the City’s draft Official Plan to identify potential gaps, possible issues with maladaptation, and opportunities for implementation of additional adaptation actions/direction. CRI completed the review and performed a high-level comparison of the proposed policy with applicable provincial planning policy and relevant examples from…

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Using the PIEVC Protocol and Related Resources to Improve Risk-Informed Decision- Making Processes in the Kingdom of Lesotho

Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) is implementing, in conjunction with the Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) project, a climate risk-assessment tool with Lesotho’s water sector as an entry point for risk-informed development (RID). The focus of the assessment is on the Metolong Dam and associated infrastructure system, including the reservoir and further upstream and…

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Building Technical Capacity for First Nations

To help communities address climate change, CRI led a project that was aimed at building capacity in First Nation communities to: i) participate in the economic opportunities associated with Ontario’s proposed cap and trade program; ii) develop a climate change impact study for the north; and iii) develop adaptation plans to address the risks associated…

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Building Awareness on Climate Resilient Infrastructure in Suriname

Together with Canada’s Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) Expert Deployment Mechanism, CRI is working collaboratively with the Government of Suriname Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment to address climate change priorities of the National Development Plan and National Adaptation Plan (NAP).   The initiative aims to improve data and information collection systems and integrate climate change considerations…

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Assessing Climate Change Risk and Resilience in the Yukon

Working with the Government of Yukon and the Northern Climate ExChange at Yukon College, CRI developed a risk assessment methodology that could be applied in the Yukon. The project included: a literature review of potential risk assessment methodologies that documented key features, benefits and lessons/constraints for application in the Yukon; development of a risk assessment framework/methodology; and, recommendations for how the framework could be scaled…

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Government of Nunavut’s Climate Change Risk and Resiliency Assessment

Throughout the development of a tailored climate change risk and resiliency assessment  (CCRRA) methodology for the Government of Nunavut (GN), several phases of work were completed to inform the process. First a detailed work plan was developed to guide the two-year project to ensure clear timelines, roles and responsibilities across the project team, project authority team,…

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