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State of the Nation 2021 – West Midlands workshop, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 30 June 2021
  • 13:30 - 15:00
State of the Nation 2021 – West Midlands workshop, online

About this event

This year’s ICE State of the Nation evidence-gathering activities and report will build on last year’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 engineers influence behaviour to reduce the carbon emissions associated with infrastructure?

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

Members of all grades, particularly those working directly in carbon reduction and the net zero agenda in the region, are encouraged to sign up for the workshop.

Please note: Numbers are restricted to enable meaningful and manageable discussion.

If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please contact Magda Baldwin to register your interest.

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.

Programme

Workshop agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Introduction: State of the Nation 2021 presentation
  • 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 and coastal management.
  5. What (if anything) would have to change for civil engineers to have more influence on the choices end users make?

Speakers

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Event venue

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For more information please contact:

Magda Baldwin

e: [email protected]

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