The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) is partnering with Urban Systems to deliver training in the Operationalization of Climate Change Through Asset Management (aka the ‘Applied Climate Action Cohort’). The Applied Climate Action Cohort is designed to support your municipality in advancing climate change and asset management objectives in an integrated and thoughtful way.
Asset management is a process for making more informed decisions as we plan for an uncertain future – making it an excellent candidate for preparing for the impacts of climate change and acting on adaptation and mitigation as part of broader service delivery goals.
As climate change introduces new risks to service delivery, finding solutions is going to require experimentation and iterative learning. Asset management provides a timely and cost-effective way of managing risks and teaches us to iterate on continuous improvements. Pairing climate change with asset management is a natural fit, especially when it comes to implementation.
The Applied Climate Action Cohort will be highly adaptive, collaborative, relevant, and equip municipalities with various backgrounds with tools to address diverse challenges. The cohort is designed to progress climate action and asset management in the context of your community; check-in support with subject matter experts will be provided after every workshop to help you identify challenges and get the highest value.
For this reason, participants will come out of the Applied Climate Action Cohort equipped with knowledge about best practice for operationalizing climate change, but will emerge with different deliverables that suit their municipal context.
If your organization sees the value in integrating climate change into infrastructure planning, you are highly encouraged to apply.