The WFEO Model Code of Practice on Principles of Climate Change Adaptation for Engineers was adopted at the December 2015 General Assembly.
The Model Code of Practice has been prepared as a complement to the WFEO Model Code of Ethics for Engineers and the Model Code of Practice for Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship.
The Model Code of Practice is provided as guidance to engineers to consider the implications of climate change in their professional practice and that they create a clear record of the outcomes of those considerations. It consists of nice principles that constitute the scope of professional practice for engineers to initiate climate change adaptation actions, particularly for civil infrastructure and buildings.
The principles are summarized into three categories:
- Professional Judgment
- Integrating Climate Information
- Practice Guidance