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Jackie Janes - ADM Climate Change Branch - Government of NL

  • David Lapp

    P. Eng., Practice Lead, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Engineers Canada

    David Lapp

    David has a degree in geological engineering and after ~20 years’ experience as a consulting engineer in Canada’s Arctic he joined Engineers Canada (EC). David’s work focuses on infrastructure, environment, sustainability and climate change issues and their impact on engineering practice. Since 2005, David has led a national project to assess the engineering vulnerability of public infrastructure to the impacts of a changing climate, making presentations and giving courses across the globe. This project developed the infrastructure climate risk assessment tool (PIEVC Protocol), which has been applied to infrastructure systems across the world. David is responsible for EC’s Infrastructure Resilience Professional program, which trains and certifies engineers as having the expertise to plan, design and manage resilient infrastructure in the face of a changing climate
  • Ryan Zizzo

    P. Eng., Technical Director, Zizzo Strategy

    Ryan Zizzo

    As a professional engineer and green building expert, Ryan creates and implements sustainability strategies that help clients understand, track and reduce their environmental impacts and exposure to climate change risk. Strategies including green building certifications, embodied carbon life cycle assessment, and resiliency strategies. Ryan is Chair of the Embodied Carbon Network’s Buildings Taskforce. He has worked on over 50 green building and neighbourhood projects with leading Canadian and European architects, developers, and property management firms, and spent three years working in the leading Nordic green building scene in Helsinki, Finland. Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and holds a LEED Accredited Professional designation in Neighbourhood Development