WSP Canada is poised to take on the country’s most significant climate change impacts with the formation of our new Climate Change, Resilience and Sustainability team.
Our team is built to address the challenges of today, and tomorrow. With a robust team of engineers, consultants, economists and scientists, led by industry experts Elliott Cappell and Mel de Jager, WSP Canada has the expertise need to tackle:
- Climate scenarios and risks;
- ESG strategy;
- Net zero emissions pathways;
- Climate change planning and development;
- Climate lens assessments;
- Green building design and certification; and
- Development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
And as part of a global network at WSP, our Canadian team can tap into a vast network of international experts, professionals working to address the challenges posed by climate change.
As you plan for the climate realities of the decades ahead, look to the team at WSP Canada to provide the solutions you need to ensure your sustainability investments today help prevent substantial climate impacts investments tomorrow. And in the process, seize the opportunity to create a strong, healthy, resilient space for people to work, live and play in for decades to come.
Meet Our Experts
Elliott is an international climate change specialist with a focus on ESG, climate risk, and resilience. He currently leads WSP Canada's Climate Change, Resilience and Sustainability practice, one of the largest climate teams in the country. He is also the Practice Lead for ESG, where he focuses on TCFD, decarbonization, climate strategy and due diligence for investors and businesses. Formerly the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Toronto, he has worked nationally with governments in Canada such as Infrastructure Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and with the Province of Ontario. He has worked in 20 countries internationally with a focus on climate resilient infrastructure, climate finance, and resilient cities. His experience spans Africa, Asia and Europe, and includes working with international organizations such as the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, the Climate Development Knowledge Network, and the International Climate Fund.
Mel de Jager
Mel de Jager is the National Director for Climate Change, Resilience and Sustainability at WSP, whose experience as a climate change specialist and leader spans internationally. As a certified professional engineer, project manager, and planner, Mel stands at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry, working with private- and public-sector clients worldwide and across industries to develop and enable strategic climate change plans and programs for their businesses, investments and infrastructure. Prior to joining WSP, Mel led the development of the City of Toronto’s Carbon Reduction Strategy, and Climate Resilience Framework and Resilience Strategy, served as a Cities Consultancy Partner with CDP, and contributed to several climate programs, including UNEP District Energy in Cities Initiative, United Nations COP Conference, Pathway to Paris, and Project Drawdown. When it comes to leadership and corporate citizenship, Mel leads by example, demonstrating the power of leaders who empower people to reach their full potential through their participation in support for diversity and inclusion and innovation initiatives.
Learn more about our team, and the services they can provide, by visiting our new climate hub.