Climate change around the world: Canada

What is the level of acceptance in Canada that climate change is man-made and what actions have been put in place to address it?

What are the key issues in Canada that you consider to be caused by climate change?

What do you think engineering could do about these issues?

What are the main barriers to effective climate action in both your country and the engineering profession?

What are the key priorities for climate action within engineering?

  • Education of existing practitioners, students and educators;
  • Updating of existing codes, standards and guidelines or the creation of new ones where there are gaps;
  • Better evidence of costs and benefits of adaptation and building climate resilience, particularly for civil infrastructure and buildings; and
  • Developing multi-stakeholder concurrence on the need for adaptive and mitigative actions.

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