The Engineering Responses to Climate Change Roundtable will be hosted by Engineers Australia in Sydney on Wednesday, 26 February.
It will bring together industry leaders from the scientific community, governance and academia.
Engineers Australia CEO, Dr. Bronwyn Evans said delegates would explore practical ways in which engineers can accelerate the low carbon transition and reduce the impacts of climate change on our communities.
“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.
The idea for the roundtable arose from the recognition that engineers have a vital role to play in concert with a wide range of contributors.
“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,” Dr. Evans said.
“By asking the right questions, exploring the answers, and by working together we can resolve the issues associated with climate change.”
Organisations at the roundtable will include; 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.