Canada Green Building Council newsletter

Click on the link below to read about the newly formed Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). This is the summer 2003 issue of the newsletter. More information on the CaGBC can be found by clicking on the link to the website below.
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How narrow the mind, which is fulfilled with material goods.– Seneca


…sometimes it is reasonable to act contrary to reason.– Soseki


There is no freedom without both intelligence and reciprocal comprehension. — Albert Camus


What is the absolute truth? There is nothing absolute in the world. — Buddhism

CCPE Climate Change Action Plan- Consultation Draft

The CCPE Climate Change Action Plan- Consultation Draft can be downloaded through the link at the bottom of this page. Exerpts from the letter by the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) Chair, seeking consultation on this draft from CCPE (and its constituent Associations’) members: “The CEQB has drafted an action plan to follow up the national workshop on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation: The Role of Canada’s Engineers held in Ottawa in late February 2003. Eleven of the twelve associations/ordre sent representatives to this national workshop, where the ideas that form the basis of this action plan were formulated. The CEQB wishes to initiate the formal consultation process with each of the twelve Constituent Members of the by circulating the Draft Action Plan. We are seeking the support of your association/ordre to work in partnership with CCPE. This is an issue in which the engineering profession can provide true leadership and make a meaningful contribution. The three-year plan has an Executive Summary that includes a table that proposes an allocation of roles and responsibilities of the CCPE and the associations/ordre to carry out the six action areas identified in the plan.” The CCPE seeks answers to the specific questions below. APEGBC will draft a formal written response on behalf of its members. All feedback should be sent to 1. Do you support, in principle the Draft Action Plan proposed by the CCPE? Please detail any areas of concern or to be clarified. 2. Do you support the involvement of the engineering profession in the climate change impact and adaptation issue to the extent as defined in this plan? If not, what aspects should we be involved or what other activity areas could we participate? 3. What would be the nature of, and any condition for, the participation of the association/ordre in the Action Plan? 4. Would/should your association/ordre consider adding climate change impact and adaptation to the program of your Annual General Meeting inn 2004? 5. Would/should your association publish articles on this theme in your newsletters, magazines and other forms of communication and if so, on what basis? 6. Do you have any ideas to raise the general awareness and consideration of this issue among your engineers? 7. Do you agree with the six action areas in the plan and the proposed allocation of roles and responsibilities in each of these areas? Thank you for your input.
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Results of CCPE Workshop: Adapting to Climate Change- The Role of Canada’s Engineers

Follow the link below to read the Executive Summary resulting from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers’ Workshop: “Adapting to Climate Change- The Role of Canada’s Engineers, held February 28- March 1, 2003 in Ottawa. Electronic copies of individual presentations are also available through the CCPE. Send requests to the email address on the sidebar.
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The Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia Shows Leadership on Climate Change

On April 17, 2003, the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia approved a resolution in support of climate change action and the IPCC’s Third Assessment Report. Click on the link below to view the full position.
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Dictators are so scared of the power of the word that they do not read.– Ken Saro-Wiwa


Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.– John Ralston Saul