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Last edited 11 Jan 2021
Energy, resilience and climate change knowledge campaign
In February 2017, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) launched an Energy, Resilience and Climate Change knowledge campaign, a multi-year programme to focus the efforts of the learned society on the climate imperative.
The Accord de Paris, the UN sponsored international agreement on climate change, came into force in November 2016 - triggered when it was ratified by countries accounting for enough of the world’s emissions. It is important that the global, political commitment to tackling climate change is matched by engineers, and the challenge is immense.
There are both global imperatives, including the decarbonisation of electricity generation and transport, and also local tasks. In the UK in 2016, the ICE National Needs Assessment, a 30 year view of Britain’s infrastructure requirements, identified large increases in flood risk and greater exposure to high temperatures as key drivers of future demand.
ICE’s campaign curates relevant information and insight on the ICE website and the Institution is calling for contributions from across the built environment. Events are taking place across the UK and around the world, including a major 2 day conference in London in May on decarbonised energy and water resilience.
Over the coming years ICE wants to play an active role by using their international network to bring professionals together to work with industry and governments to tackle specific problems, such as how do we…
- create a decarbonised economy?
- provide water security for a growing population?
- make the environment, economy and society truly sustainable?
- use technology to improve city life and squeeze more from existing assets?
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