The Environmental Engagement section of the PEGNL web site provides information and resources to assist members and the public in promoting environmentally conscious engineering and geoscience practice by providing access to environmental and climate change resources. All engineers and geoscientists should be aware of and account for environmental impacts and climate change issues in all work they perform.
Environmental and Climate Change Resources
The links below provide a variety of resources and information on environmental and climate change issues.
The guideline accessed from the above link provides a series of elements that all members should be aware of in completing engineering and geoscience work. While not all elements may be applicable to all work, there are components of each element that may be applicable.
Through the above link, the Canadian Government provides a variety of resources on the environment and climate change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is the most comprehensive source of information available about global climate change. The report can be accessed from the link above includes four primary documents: (1) The Physical Science Basis; (2) Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability; (3) Mitigation of Climate Change, and; (4) The AR5 Synthesis Report. Each of these documents contains a summary for policy makers and a technical summary.
The Office of Climate Change has published many reports related to climate change and energy efficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador. Click the link to access these resources.
Engineers Canada, through the link above, have a wide variety of resources available on climate change.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) promotes the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador and has resources available through the link to their website above.
The Climate Risk Institute (CRI), accessed from the link above, is a not-for-profit, academically affiliated organization established to provide domestic and international stakeholders, decision-makers and governments with the services they require to build resilience to extreme weather and climate change. In collaboration with numerous partners, clients, and supporters, CRI develops and delivers the climate information and adaptation services that communities, economic sectors, and governments require to respond and ultimately thrive in a rapidly changing climate.
The Natural Resources Canada - Climate Change website, accessed through the above link, provides resources on Canada’s green future, green infrastructure programs and information and tools for adapting to climate change. As the website states:
“Protecting the environment and growing the economy go hand in hand. Taking action on climate change means doing our part to reduce emissions and increase climate resilience, but it will also help Canada to diversify our economy and generate well-paying jobs.”