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What does the Paris Agreement on climate change mean for civil engineering?

Event organised by ICE

23 November 2016

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The agreement made at COP21 in 2015 set the international agenda for tackling climate change over the next century. This lecture is an opportunity for civil engineers to understand the specific implications, challenges and path forward for our industry.

It is critical that infrastructure adopts sustainable, low-carbon solutions to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).  It must also adapt, introducing measures against sea level rise, flood risk, water scarcity and other impacts.

The transition to renewable energy generation across the world is vital to stay within a global 2C temperature increase. It is crucial for ICE to use the momentum from Paris to investigate and disseminate what the agreements mean for the civil engineering profession;, in terms of the work of engineers, policy and strategy for infrastructure delivery, the skills required for the future and the impacts on all major sectors.

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ICE Events Team