ISO 14001: 2015 What it means
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February 1st, 2018 11 AM

What It Means: ISO 14001:2015

Are you weather wary? Are you climate ready?

Join us on Thursday, February 1st at 11 am (ET) to test your organization’s preparedness for risks and opportunities related to wild weather and climate change. We’re developing a matrix to capture your current status, and invite you to share your results, under Chatham House Rule, as part of a national Climate Readiness Assessment: Risks and Opportunities.

The assessment matrix will help you determine your own state of readiness to act and react and offer questions to probe the same situation for a range of interested parties (stakeholders). Once you understand your position today, you can determine what you need to do first, then next ...

Equally important, the matrix can help you understand who you need to cooperate with, because we need to work together to bring our country under the two degree mark.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, starting on February 16th, this will be the year of the Earth Dog.

Some project this year to be a turning point in human history and 2018 has already shown to be an ‘interesting year’. As of January 15th, here are some of the events reported in the news.

Hot on the heels of the Thomas fires in California have come mudslides, causing 20 deaths (so far), and proving that even the rich and famous are susceptible to the ire of Mother Nature.

On the morning of Sunday January 6th a deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of southern Peru.

On January 8th, the maximum avalanche warning level of 5 was issued for large parts of southern Switzerland, and later in the week access to the resort town of Zermatt was cut off for several days as a result of avalanche threats.

While Switzerland experienced a record dump of snow, Algerians living in the red sand dunes of the Sahara Desert experienced a winter wonderland as up to 16 inches of snow covered the desert dunes. This rare event has occurred only three times in the past 37 years nearby the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria.

In Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, work crews fanned out across the region on Friday January 12th to deal with the mess left behind by hurricane-force winds, which flooded coastal roads and downed power lines that left many utility customers without power.

Cape Breton, experienced 170-kilometre-per-hour blasts through the rural area of Grand Etang, an area known for being pummelled with powerful winds.

The region around Corner Brook, Newfoundland saw significant flood damage after the rains on Saturday, January 13. Flooding overwhelmed infrastructure and caused several communities to declare a state of emergency.

In this 60-minute webinar we are going to share:

  • the Climate Readiness Assessment: Risks and Opportunities (beta version),
  • insights from innovators,
  • some of the policy tools you can use to understand the extent of change required,
  • powerful software that will help improve decision-making in your organization,
  • insights on the power of the cumulation of ‘seemingly trivial changes’ that, through adoption of these changes, can result in measureable results,
  • very interesting visuals that will help you convince ‘relevant interested parties’ of the need to collaborate to win, and
  • case studies of organizations large and small that have taken steps to address both the risks and opportunities that wild weather and climate change are bringing to bear.

Who should attend this webinar? Anyone who understands that climate change is part of our current reality and knows that the future will be shaped by our collective ability to manage change and enhance our resiliency.

Participants will receive a report that provides links to free tools and techniques and visuals to help discuss the need for change with decision makers.

Participants that share their organization’s results of the Readiness Assessment under Chatham House Rule will receive a report of aggregated results, and suggestions for next steps. Let’s make the start of 2018 a positive step forward by embracing the changes we all have to make to keep under the two degree mark.

If you are not taking part in the actions needed to tackle climate change, please contact @elonmusk and buy your one way ticket to Mars now.

Those wanting more information on the webinars being offered by the Collaboration in 2018, or wishing to be added to the mailing list for advance notice of updates and other learning opportunities, should email the Project Lead, Lynn Johannson at

Webinar Leader:

Lynn Johannson B.E.S. (Hons), M.Sc., FRSA
E2 Management Corporation
Co-Founder, EnviroReady Report

Collaboration Team Members:

Stepan Wood BA, LLB, SJD Professor,
Canada Research Chair in Law,
Society and Sustainability
Director, Centre for Law and the Environment
Peter A Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia

Kelly Deeton, P.Eng.
Program Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Corporate Real Estate
BMO Financial Group

Natalie Gadsden, P. Eng.
Environmental Group Manager
Environmental Compliance & Sustainability
General Motors of Canada Ltd.

Dr. Lisa Greenwood, ISSP-SA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability,
Health and Safety

Ed Matthews
B.A., B.Sc., M. Sc.
Lead Certification Assessor

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DOWNLOAD our Schedule for 2018 webinars here.