This debate will focus on the role of the SDGs in tackling the climate emergency, bringing in references to diversity and inclusion and managing a ‘whole life’ approach.
“Each of the SDGs are interdependent and engineers, environmentalists and asset managers must engage with all of them in order to effectively tackle the climate emergency in a balanced and sustainable way”. This is our debate with the intended outcome of raised awareness of the roles of engineers, environmentalists and asset managers in working together to tackle the climate emergency, and a sense of urgency in developing and implementing pathways to Net Zero.
To guarantee success a multi-discipline, multi-sector approach is key and the Women’s Engineering Society Climate Emergency Group is unique in facilitating that type of discussion. Our working groups are looking at the UN SDGs, sharing knowledge through a series of webinars. Involving the Women in Engineering Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations will introduce the role that diversity and inclusion has to play. And we welcome colleagues from the Institute of Asset Management as they bring a whole life approach to managing infrastructure and systems of systems, to maximise the impact of working in an altogether more joined up way.
- Panel Chair: Sally Sudworth (chair and founder of the Women’s Engineering Society Climate Emergency Group and co-chair of the Institute of Asset Management Climate Emergency Group). Global Head of Sustainability & Climate Change, Mott MacDonald Consultants
- Ioana Price, WES Climate Emergency Group, Senior Structural Engineer, Aecom
- Ashley Barratt (co-chair of the Institute of Asset Management Climate Emergency Group). Associate Partner, Meliorate GmbH
- Dawn Bonfield (UK representative, World Federation of Engineering Organisations). Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Kings College London