You can learn more about Climate Law here.
This course is offered as part of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Credentialling Programwhich has been designed to help infrastructure professionals strengthen the knowledge and competencies they require to advance climate-resilient approaches for the planning, design, and management of infrastructure. To obtain the IRP credential, engineers must successfully complete six courses, including this Climate Law course. You do not need to pursue the IRP credential to participate in the course, it is open to all interested participants.
You can learn more about the IRP credential here.
This course offered by the Climate Risk Institute is part of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional credential program, and is delivered by leading infrastructure and resilience experts.
In taking this course, participants will develop:
- An increased understanding of the extent of climate policy and legislation, and the relationship between legal and regulatory frameworks and the practice of infrastructure professionals and practitioners;
- An increased understanding of climate change mitigation and adaptation frameworks, and knowledge of critical international, federal, regional and provincial initiatives;
- An understanding of climate hazard and law as viewed through legal system and courts, including aspects of common law such as negligence, tort, class actions and defenses;
- An increased understanding of professional responsibilities, including risk minimization, avoidance of negligence, standard of care, and professional responsibilities for infrastructure engineers and designers;
- Increased knowledge of codes and standards, including corporate disclosure requirements;
- Increased awareness of approaches to and benefits of interdisciplinary collaborations.
The first module (Module 0) is self-directed and optional. Its aim is to give all learners a foundational introduction to climate science before getting into the more specific course content.
The course consists of 5 hours per module (5 required Modules, plus the optional intro Module) + 5 hours devoted to an assessment(s). This equates to approximately 6 hours of learner effort per week, or 30-32 total hours depending on whether Module 0 is completed.
Live (Synchronous) Sessions (1.5hr weekly)
There will be five live or synchronous sessions with the course facilitator (Zoom links will be provided). The dates are as follows:
Friday, May 26, 2023 12pm-1:30pm EST (9am-10:30am PST)
Friday, June 2, 2023 12pm-1:30pm EST (9am-10:30am PST)
Friday, June 9, 2023 12pm-1:30pm EST (9am-10:30am PST)
Friday, June 16, 2023 12pm-1:30pm EST (9am-10:30am PST)
Friday, June 23, 2023 12pm-1:30pm EST (9am-10:30am PST)
A week prior to the course start date learners will receive an email from Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies with information on how to access the online course. At that time learners will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize themselves with the online learning platform. Learners will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.