Reducing Emissions

Our world’s climate is changing dramatically—and Canada is on the frontline of this change. Recent estimates from Canada’s Changing Climate Report indicate that our country’s climate is warming twice as fast as the global average.  These climate shifts translate into local impacts to the built environment, including critical community infrastructure and related services.  Canadians are already dealing with the reality of impacts stemming from this rapid change.

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has been working since 2011 to reduce the impacts of climate change on infrastructure, so that Canadians can be safer, healthier, and have greater peace of mind.

SCC is now seeking input from different industries and professions on what Canada’s most pressing climate change infrastructure adaptation and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation needs are. Your responses will help us to better understand Canadian climate change and infrastructure priorities and will be subsequently used to shape the next stages of our standards work.

Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group. No names or identifying information will be included in any publications or presentations based on these data. You can only take the survey once, but you can edit your responses until the survey is closed on June 5, 2020. 

Survey Structure
Here, we’re asking you to complete our topic-specific survey on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure and buildings. You will also have the opportunity to complete our other topic-specific surveys:

  • You and the SCC
  • Adapting infrastructure and buildings to the impacts of climate change
  • Sustainability for infrastructure and buildings

Each survey will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]  

Thank you.