2A – Climate Change Effects on Management Systems – Aspects, Impacts, Risks and Opportunities

Course Agenda

Course Description

Climate change is all around us. To remain viable, organizations are evaluating their internal management systems to incorporate proactive measures to counter climate change effects. This popular CANECT course led by environmental management expert Randy Sinukoff of Stantec Consulting Ltd., investigates the environmental aspects, impacts, risks and opportunities associated with making an EMS more resilient.

Attend this course to learn how these strategies can help you and your organization save time and money while increasing effectiveness.

Course Chair

Randy Sinukoff, Senior Associate, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

  • Dianne Saxe, President, Saxe Facts and former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
  • Dr. Norman Shippee, Climatologist, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Amna Tariq, Credit Valley Conservation
  • Bruce Taylor, President, Enviro-Stewards

To be announced

Course begins 9 AM

Welcome and introduction

Climate changes everything
  • Climate changes everything
    • Climate crisis already affecting everything
    • Much more ahead
    • We need to reduce our climate pollution and get ready for what’s coming
  • What our governments are doing
    • Federal
    • Provincial
    • Municipal
  • What we can all do

Speaker: Dianne Saxe, President, Saxe Facts

Management system focus
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • ISO Environmental Standards
  • Aspects, impacts, risks and opportunities
  • Interested parties
  • Financial impacts
  • Introduction to ISO 14090 – Adaptation to Climate Change
    • Direct and indirect impacts
    • Risks, mitigation, adaptation, resiliency

Speaker: Randy Sinukoff, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

 Organizational re-evaluation – A case study
  • City of Toronto Climate Change Resilience

Science focus: How to mesh technical and management approaches
  • Background
  • Climate risk assessment processes
  • Data gathering and measurement tools
  • Using facts for decision-making
  • Performance indicators
  • How information shapes management approaches

Speaker: Dr. Norman Shippee, Climatologist, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Tools for quantifying risk: Risk and return on investment tool
  • Identify and assess flood risk areas and quantify economic impacts
  • Evaluate flood risk reduction through management options
  • Calculate return on investment associated with management options

Speaker: Amna Tariq, Credit Valley Conservation

Effects on interested parties – A case study

Effects on infrastructure and development – A case study

Effects on manufacturing – A case study
  • Water conservation and blue roofs (offloading infrastructure)
  • Food loss Prevention: Supply chain footprints)
  • Energy conservation, renewables and carbon neutrality
  • Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) carbon offsets

Speaker: Bruce Taylor, President, Enviro-Stewards

Effects on people and the environment – Management system benefits
  • Working for the benefit of personnel and the organization
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Ongoing engagement of interested parties
  • Action plans for continual improvement and environmental protection

Speaker: Randy Sinukoff, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Question and answer period

Course ends 5 PM

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