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APEGBC Releases Position Paper on Climate Change APEGBC has published a position paper on climate change as it relates to the professional practice of engineering and geoscience. The position paper, developed by APEGBC’s Climate Change

revised guidance material, and apply it where appropriate in their professional practice. In addition to existing professional practice guidelines and professional development courses, APEGBC will be developing further tools and resources to assist members in addressing the potential impacts of a changing climate on their professional practice. APEGBC members play a key role in providing guidance and advice to government and decision-makers on how to respond to climate change, given their technical expertise and commitment to public safety. The CCAG 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. The CCAG comprises APEGBC members and leading experts from government, industry, and academia. The Position Paper on Climate Change is available on APEGBC’s website at For more information, contact Tony Chong, P.Eng., Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar, at or 604.412.6058.

Advisory Group (CCAG) outlines the association’s position on the changing climate in BC, as well as the implications for practicing professionals. APEGBC’s position on climate change is as follows: A. APEGBC recognizes that the climate is changing and it commits to raising awareness about the potential impacts as they relate to professional practice and to providing information and assistance to members in managing implications for their own professional practice B. APEGBC members (professional engineers, professional geoscientists, provisional members, licensees, limited licensees, engineers-in-training, and geoscientists-in- training) are expected to keep themselves informed about the changing climate, and consider potential impacts on their professional activities APEGBC acknowledges that a changing climate in BC means evolving responsibilities for its membership. The implication for members is that they will need to be aware of any new or

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