Two years on from the Engineering Declaration of a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency - what does effective action look like? (event)


Engineering Declaration of Climate and Biodiversity Emergency special anniversary webinar


Date & time

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Two years have passed since the launch of the Engineering Declaration of Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. Today, 185 organisations and over 1,900 engineers have signed the Declaration, publicly communicating their commitment to action on climate change and biodiversity loss.

Since the Declaration was launched, our world has been challenged by major new crises impacting our health, our community, our environment, and our businesses. In this rapidly changing context, a growing movement of organisations and individuals have been navigating the complexity of adaptation, mitigation and culture change to sustain then thrive. Many have been grappling with the question - what does it mean for the engineering profession to fulfil its potential and responsibilities regarding climate action in this context?

Join us for a special anniversary webinar to hear from our special guests

Clare Parry (Development Victoria)

Alan Davis (Mott MacDonald)

Jason Gaekwad (Inhabit Group) and

Simon Dormer (Northrop)

Our panel members will share their experiences leading action on climate change over the last 2 years. We’ll have the opportunity to learn from their experiences so that we all can effectively drive our own climate action journey at a pace commensurate to the scale of the emergency. This discussion is particularly timely as we approach the start of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 and the focus on global leadership for climate action.

This will be a ZOOM meeting managed under the following guidelines:

1. You will be sent the Meeting ID and password via email the day before the event after registering or confirming your reservation.

2. Waiting room: As participants join the meeting, they will join the waiting room until the host starts the meeting.

3. Video: The meeting will start with only the Host video. Please position your camera so it is only capturing your face, and doesn't broadcast private or sensitive details in your background. Virtual backgrounds will be enabled should you chose to use them.

4. Audio: Participants can join the audio portion of the meeting on their computer microphone/speaker or using a telephone. The meeting will start with all participants on mute, please keep the microphone on mute unless speaking. Please use a private room and headphones if possible.

5. Sharing: Only hosts will be able to share specific applications, like PowerPoint (not their screen or desktop). Participants can send messages visible to all participants but not private messages (1:1 to another participant). Files will not be able to be sent through the in-meeting chat. Chat messages and Whiteboard contents will be automatically saved and accessible to Hosts.

6. Recording: This event may be recorded and made available for public access by the Supply Chain Sustainability School.  If you do not wish to be photographed or videoed during the event, please notify event administrators on registration. Please keep this in mind before disclosing sensitive or classified information during the event.

7. Removing Participants: Participants who have not registered, were not invited, are not identified or who do not behave in a reasonable way during the meeting will be removed by the Host and will not be able to re-join.

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60 mins

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