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Climate Risk Institute collaborates with Bruce Power, the Council of the Great Lakes Region and Indigenous communities in Southwestern Ontario to produce Story Maps featuring key climate trends, impacts and opportunities

September 2022 Over the course of the past two years, the Council of the Great Lakes Region, with funding from Bruce Power and technical expertise and modelling from the Climate Risk Institute, has engaged agricultural, municipal, and Indigenous communities in Grey, Bruce, and Huron counties to produce knowledge and information products that address opportunities and risks related to climate change and specific environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic values and activities of importance to the communities.  Consultations with Indigenous partners from Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON), Historic Saugeen Métis (HSM) and Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) played a crucial role in the project and helped establish…

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Climate Risk Institute WELCOMES Megan Gereghty and Claire Sanders to the CRI TEAM!

November 11, 2021 Megan Gereghty: Climate Change Adaptation Planner  CRI is thrilled to announce the hire of Megan Gereghty in the role of Climate Change Adaptation Planner. Megan is a Registered Professional Planner and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Megan brings to CRI over 9 years of professional planning and three years of project management experience in both the private and public sectors. Megan’s contributions will include the management and support of individual CRI projects as well as a leading role in the development and delivery of climate change adaptation training for planners. Claire Sanders: Adaptation Extension Liaison  CRI…

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April 1, 2021 We are in a time of multiple complex challenges: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recovery being at the forefront for many communities, in addition to a greater focus on equity, anti-racism, fighting systemic discrimination, and advancing Indigenous reconciliation. Climate change is deeply connected to all of these issues, and adaptation continues to be a high priority across Ontario, particularly with Canada warming at twice the global average rate. It is therefore key that Ontario’s Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) have a deep understanding of climate science, policy, and engagement methods to strengthen the capacity to integrate adaptation across all…

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New Agreement Sees LU Partner Institution Flourish, Tackle Climate Change

December 16, 2020 Laurentian University is pleased to announce the signing of an Affiliation Agreement with the Climate Risk Insitute (CRI). CRI is a not-for-profit corporation focused on delivering services and advancing practice related to climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning through programs and projects that focus on mobilizing knowledge and building capacity. This agreement will enable a rich range of opportunities for collaboration, including student learning, research collaboration, and program development.  This relationship will foster enhanced knowledge and understanding of climate change impacts through climate services founded on experience, expertise, science and local knowledge.  Strengthening CRI’s links to an…

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Climate Risk Institute shares more details on undertaking IRP Program

September 24, 2020 On July 7, 2020, Engineers Canada and the Climate Risk Institute (CRI) jointly announced that an agreement had been reached for CRI to assume ownership of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Program. The IRP Program is a series of courses for engineers on the topics of asset management, risk management, the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol, and climate change law. With ownership of the IRP Program having now been transferred to CRI, Engineers Canada reached out to CRI to discuss how the program fits in with their mandate, what they’ve been working on since assuming ownership in…

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Engineers Canada transfers ownership of Infrastructure Resilience Professional program to Climate Risk Institute

2020.07.07 Engineers Canada and the Climate Risk Institute jointly announced today that they have reached an agreement to transfer ownership of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) program from Engineers Canada to the Climate Risk Institute. Engineers Canada launched the program in 2016 as a series of introductory courses for engineers on the topics of asset management, risk management, the PIEVC Protocol, and climate change law. Upon assuming ownership, the Climate Risk Institute will invest in the program, develop additional courses in climate science and policy and procurement, and establish the criteria through which engineers who complete these courses may be credentialed…

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