Executive Summary Report
The EIC Climate Change Technology Conference (CCC2006)
Conference Dates: May 10-12, 2006
Location: Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Web Site: www.ccc2006.ca
The idea for this conference was first proposed in 2003 and organization formally began with the drafting and approval of a Memorandum of Understanding documenting the agreement among the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and the following member Societies:
Canadian Nuclear Society
Canadian Geotechnical Society
Canadian Society for Senior Engineers
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Canadian Society for Engineering Management
In the winter 2004, an organizing committee was struck and preparations began to finalize the location, creation of a budget and for the official launch of the conference in September 2004.
Purpose of the Conference:
Very simply, it was to advance the understanding and application of Engineering to meet the challenges and solutions needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change and its associated social and environmental consequences in the 21st century.
The primary aim was to raise awareness in the engineering community of the issues surrounding climate change.
Call to Action
The conference was held to raise awareness in the engineering community of the issues surrounding climate change.
The conference received the collaborative support and sponsorship from almost all professional engineering organizations in our country.
Furthermore the conference voted almost unanimously (only three participants opposed) to make the following “Call to Action” addressed to the engineering community.
We, the participants at the Climate Change Technology Conference, CCC2006, commit ourselves and call upon all engineers, engineering organizations, and international engineering bodies to acknowledge the challenges posed by climate change and to adopt actions, precautionary or otherwise, to give practical expression and impetus to the development of solutions to these challenges.
We recognize that this declaration may help guide our profession in its partnerships with other stakeholders for the purpose of ensuring the sustainability of our environment.