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Climate and Ecological Emergency: Are your professional actions and decisions speeding up the climate emergency? - online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 15 October 2021
  • 14:00 - 15:00
Climate and Ecological Emergency: Are your professional actions and decisions speeding up the climate emergency? - online

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In this webinar, ahead of COP26, we focus on UN SDG 15, life of land, arguably the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal most impacted by engineering interventions. The speakers in this session initiated their collaboration via the Women's Engineering Society (WES) Climate Emergency Group and bring their differing personal experiences and professional expertise together in this event which will showcase engineering efforts to address both the climate and ecological crises.


Join us to hear from women engineers about how their work is addressing climate change, whilst meeting the challenges of the UN SDG 15 - the Sustainable Development Goal which aims to “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably managed forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”. Climate change and biodiversity loss are twin crises that should be tackled together. Working with nature in conserving, managing and restoring ecosystems will be essential if we are to be successful in addressing these crises.

The Women's Engineering Society (WES) launched their Climate Emergency Group earlier this year led by Sally Sudworth, Global Head of Sustainability & Climate Change for Mott MacDonald. Within the Climate Emergency Group, teams of women engineers are tackling different aspects of the climate emergency and the SDGs. In this webinar we focus on SDG 15, life of land, arguably one of the SDGs most impacted by engineering interventions.

The webinar starts at 14:00.

You can join the webinar using the link below:

https://ice-org.webex.com/ice-org/onstage/g.php?MTID=e620e92ad06592dd4f2a421c2effc29c7

 If prompted for a password, please enter scotevent



 

Speakers

Anusha Shah, BEng, MSc, CEng, FICE

Senior Director, Resilient Cities, ARCADIS
 

Eleni Toumpanaki, PhD (Cantab.) MSc (DIC) Dip (NTUA)

Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Bristol
 

Chrisma Jain

Senior Project Manager, Integrated Track Team, London Underground


Dr Yesmeen Khalifa

Keele University, UK


Dr Rebecca Wade, PhD, FRSA, AMICE

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Abertay University

With introduction from:

Sally Sudworth, CEng, CEnv, FICE, FIAM, FWES, MCIWEM

Global Head of Sustainability & Climate Change
Mott MacDonald (Chair of WES CEG)

Event venue

Online
Online
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: [email protected]

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