2C – Air Quality Challenges in Environmental Compliance, Climate Change, and Decarbonization

May 10 – Course Agenda

Course Description

This popular course delivers Canada’s most authoritative guide to complying with federal and provincial rules governing industrial air emissions while mitigating associated liability and nuisance issues resulting from emissions of air, odour, dust, and noise.

As the environment we work in continues to evolve, industry faces emerging challenges with respect to climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, Environment, Social, Governance, as well as decarbonization. This course offers an overview of these items from the current regulatory framework, available technology, and provides insight and case studies into how industry and organizations can position themselves to minimize future financial risk.

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Course begins 9 AM

Regulatory compliance update: Air regulation and reporting

Environmental risk and liability management

Speaker: Joanna Vince, Willms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Air quality reporting: Programs and changes
  • New models and their applications
  • Annual reporting requirements
  • How to negotiate an air quality permit

Speaker: Sarah Pellatt, RWDI

Monitoring and New Technologies

Ambient air quality monitoring and emerging technologies
  • General overview of ambient monitoring
  • Compliance versus voluntary monitoring
  • New tools for real-time ambient monitoring
  • Case study

Speaker: Kirk Easto, RWDI

Nuisance impacts: Particulate, odour, noise

Are your business operations causing a nuisance?

Review of legal nuts & bolts

  • What is nuisance?
  • Review of key regulatory and civil nuisance case law

Speaker: Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Case study: Land use planning issues and encroachment to industrial facilities – protecting your buffers.

Speaker: Sarah Pellatt, RWDI

Preparing for the future: Climate change, ESG, and Net Zero Targets

How will Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG) affect your companies?

Speaker: Joanna Vince, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Climate change legal updates

Speaker: Giselle Davidian, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

GHG reporting and reduction strategies
  • Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and significance of each
  • Federal (OBPS) and provincial GHG reporting requirements
  • GHG reduction opportunities

Speaker: Annik White, RWDI

Decarbonizing and Resiliency

Decarbonization and resiliency: Company drivers, where to focus, strategies, and opportunities
  • Mitigation versus adaption
  • How to gauge physical risk

Speaker: Brad Bergeron, RWDI

Industrial case studies

Speakers to be confirmed

Panel discussion – The future: Decarbonization, climate change and transitional risks

Moderator: Brad Bergeron, RWDI

Panelists: Tracy Hodges, Senior Sustainability Manager, Lafarge Canada

Question and answer period

Course ends 4:30 PM

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