ICE debate on the role of engineers in resilience and climate change, London

5 November, 2015 | 14:32 - 14:32

ICE debate on the role of engineers in resilience and climate change, London

About this event

The COP21 Summit in Paris resulted in an unprecedented political decision on reducing Carbon Emissions and tackling Climate Change.

Engineers will have to be at the forefront of this effort, delivering resilient infrastructure that will help us mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts, and cope with the added challenges of population growth and urbanisation.

However, the question is: Are they up to the task? Or is a more holistic approach needed, in order to deliver essential changes in the cities we live and work in?

ICE takes the first step in trying to answer this pertinent question, by holding this debate on the Role of Engineers in Resilience and Growth of Future cities.

The debate

‘Engineers will have little meaningful impact on the resilience of cities to climate change, urbanisation and population growth’

For team

Ian Allison, Global Head, Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald
Paul Copping, Smart Cities Advisor, Digital Greenwich
Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Research Associate, UCL Liveable Cities Programme

Against team

Andrew Comer, Partner, Environment & Infrastructure, Buro Happold
Steven Trewhella, Director Business Unit, Rivers Deltas & Coasts, Royal HaskoningDHV
Clare Wildfire, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

More information

ICE has a range of resources relating to issues of resilience and climate change, from case studies and examples of best practice to blog articles and recorded lectures.

Explore all of our resources relating to climate change and low carbon

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