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

Event organised by ICE

23 November 2016
18:00 - 20:00 GMT
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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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 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.

View the programme and speaker tabs for more information. This lecture is available to attend in London or to watch online. We hope you can join us.

To find out more about the UK's progress since the Paris COP21 agreement, read our blog; and also, our wider look at UK Energy policy.

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ICE Events Team