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State of the Nation 2021 – South West workshop, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 10 June 2021
  • 13:00 - 14:30
State of the Nation 2021 – South West workshop, online

About this event

This year’s ICE State of the Nation (SoN) evidence-gathering activities and report will build on SoN 2020’s recommendations by exploring HOW civil engineers can contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions in the built environment.

The question it will seek to answer is:  How can civil engineering enable low carbon choices?

This online workshop is part of the regional research programme being carried out by the team developing SoN 2021. It offers an opportunity to feed South West expertise and perspectives into this landmark project.

Members of all grades, particularly those working directly in carbon reduction in the region, are encouraged to sign up for the workshop. Numbers are restricted to enable meaningful and manageable discussion.

The workshop will take place using Microsoft Teams with discussion taking place in break-out groups.

About ICE State of the Nation

The ICE has published an annual State of the Nation report since 2002. The aim of these reports is to stimulate debate and to highlight the actions ICE believes are needed to improve the UK’s infrastructure services.

Last year, State of the Nation 2020: Infrastructure and the 2050 net-zero target examined the contribution of the UK’s economic infrastructure networks in meeting net zero emissions by 2050, including an assessment of their current environmental impact.

Workshop agenda

  • Welcome by Miranda Housden, Regional Director, ICE South West
  • Introduction: State of the Nation 2021 presentation by Virag Martin, Insight Manager, ICE
  • Break-out sessions
  • Group discussion and feedback

Questions for break-out sessions 

  1. In any aspect of your life, how have you changed your behaviour to choose lower carbon options?
  2. What made you change your behaviour?
  3. What types of things are effective at influencing you and what doesn’t work for you (as a professional or consumer)?
  4. As a civil engineer, what could you do to encourage end users to choose lower carbon options? We are looking for examples from every type of infrastructure – transport, water, energy, waste, structures, flood & coastal management.
  5. What (if anything) would have to change for civil engineers to have more influence on the choices end users make?


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Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]