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The CAE Blog contains articles of interest to CAE Fellows written by CAE Fellows. If you are interested in submitting an article topic for consideration, please contact the Executive Director.

The Future of Engineering Committee

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The Douglas Ruth Memorial Lecture Eddy Isaacs June 13, 2022   The Future of Engineering Committee Since the establishment of the Future of Engineering Committee (FEC) our overarching objective has been to enhance the profile of engineering in Canada and amplify the visibility and recognition of the CAE. The major focus has been on analysing Continue reading >>

Canada’s Challenge; Mitigating GHG Emissions

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Canada’s Challenge; Mitigating GHG Emissions The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (NZEAA) enshrines in legislation the Government of Canada’s commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Act establishes the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target as Canada’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement emissions reduction of 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030; Continue reading >>

Adapting to Global Warming – Climate Change the Here and Now

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The world is already at about 10C warmer than when compared to the pre-industrial average. If all pledges made at the recent COP 26th meeting in Glasgow come to pass, the world is on course for warming to an estimated 2.10C  by 2100[1]. Canadian Engineers should be aware that warming in Canada is, on average, Continue reading >>

Engineering and Policy

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Robert Crawhall, CAE Executive Director Can the insights and perspectives of experienced engineers help in the development of government policy and if so, how? Policy making at all levels of government is a complex affair involving many actors and stakeholders. Is one more going to make a difference? Political calculus and a strong emotional narrative Continue reading >>

Net-Zero – the Canadian Challenge

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Soheil Asgarpour, CAE President-Elect The struggle to limit global climate change is the most pressing challenge humans have collectively faced over the past 200,000 years. We must work collaboratively, on a global scale, to achieve the net-zero by 2050 target. Currently, 15 countries have either passed, or are in process of passing, legislations to achieve Continue reading >>

ESG: An Engineering Perspective

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Yves Beauchamp, CAE President Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) principles are having a transformative effect in board rooms and investment houses across Canada and around the world. How are these principles affecting the practice of engineering in Canada now and into the future?