CCA releases guide for members on preparing their companies for climate risks and opportunities

via Canadian Construction Association

CCA has developed a companion piece to its research paper on the benefits of investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure to help members better equip themselves to manage environmental impacts and be part of the climate change solution.

The 13-page document, Strength, resilience, sustainability: A guide to implementing climate resilience in construction risk management, serves as a best practices guide for project owners, designers and contractors in developing their understanding of climate risks and incorporating that information in the way projects are conceived, proposed, designed and built.

CCA recognizes that every member company is operating within a specific set of parameters and that each is at a different point on its pathway to integrate climate change considerations into day-to-day decision-making. The guide is designed to be broadly applicable by setting out a framework that can help validate an already robust approach existing within an organization, or can serve as a step-by-step checklist for a company getting started on its path to greater climate resilience.

The aim is to help move companies from uncertainty to proactivity. By integrating climate change considerations into its risk management framework, establishing executive accountability and employee input, companies will be in a better position to confidently anticipate the challenges and recognize the opportunities that lie ahead.

Article by Lena Hogarth
June 22, 2021

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