Monday, 24 February 2020 11:46

Engineers Australia to focus on climate change at Sydney roundtable


Engineers Australia, the peak body of the engineering profession, will turn its focus to climate at a roundtable in Sydney this week aimed at exploring practical ways in which engineers can accelerate the low carbon transition and reduce the impacts of climate change on communities.

Engineers Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans said the Engineering Responses to Climate Change Roundtable arose from the recognition that engineers have a vital role to play in concert with a wide range of contributors.

“Engineers have multiple important roles: as practical implementers, as innovators developing novel solutions to address constraints, as motivators for change and as technical advisors to decision makers. Indeed, we are in the privileged position of being trusted because of our evidence-based approach,” Dr Evans said.

“Dealing with climate change requires urgent action on two critical areas that engineers, society, industry and governments must address together: reducing net emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change.

“No single organisation, government or technology will solve the myriad issues related to climate change. Action on climate change is a team effort, and Engineers Australia is asking: what is the most effective role for us?

“By asking the right questions, exploring the answers, and by working together we can resolve the issues associated with climate change,” Dr Evans concluded.

Engineers Australia will host the Roundtable this Wednesday, February 26, bringing together leaders from industry, the scientific community, governance and academia.

The roundtable will be attended by representatives from Arup, AECOM, Baker McKenzie, WSP, CSIRO, Standards Australia, ANSTO, Planning Institute of Australia, ClimateWorks, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Australian Building Codes Board, Climate Science Centre, Business Council for Sustainable Development, Green Building Council, Infrastructure Sustainability Council and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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