Who gets a Fridge? The role of engineers and climate change

Keith Clarke speaks with civil engineers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on climate change.

Keith Clarke at the UAE Learned event in Abu Dhabi.
Keith Clarke at the UAE Learned event in Abu Dhabi.

Keith Clarke CBE, Vice President, Institution of Civil Engineers & Vice Chair of Future Cities, Catapult was the featured speaker at the recent Learned Event in March.

Keith gave an excellent presentation on the Role of engineers and climate control.

Keith was formerly Chief Executive of WS Atkins plc, the UK's largest design and engineering company. During his leadership he supported the Group's investment in the Middle East, where key projects included the Dubai Metro.

In addition Keith is credited with shaping Atkins to respond to opportunities created by the low carbon economy, something which he continued to lead as Director of Sustainability and Chairman of Atkins' Middle East business until April 2012. Having left Atkins, Keith continues to provide senior level advice to Minister of Municipalities & Urban Planning in the State of Qatar and is a Non-Executive Director and board member at a number of leading industry institutions including the Built Environment Innovation Centre at Imperial College, London, the British Standards Institute, the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, and the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University.

Keith is also patron of the Environmental Industries Commission and has Honorary Fellowships from Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Structural Engineers and Cardiff University. He was also the Chairman of the UK Construction Industry Council (CIC) from 2008-10. Keith was awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list 2011.

Download the slides from the event