WECC 2015 E-Newsletter 8 - November 2015

Discover the latest news from the World Engineering Conference and Convention WECC 2015.

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UNFCCC Paris COP 21 Information Hub

Navigate all the essential information to participate in person or virtually at Paris COP 21

Engineering and the Environment Committee Newsletter – November 2015

"Turn to World's Engineers to Transform Climate Change Words Into Action"

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WECC 2015 Flash Info Special Edition

Discover the latest topics and news that matter in the Engineering World.

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WFEO at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference

WFEO delegates Eng. Jorge Spitalnik and Eng. Reginald Vachon attended the IAEA 59th General Conference in Vienna, Austria

UNDP recruits consultants with various expertise related to social and environmental standards

UNDP is establishing a global roster of expert consultants to support implementation of our Social and Environmental Standards (SES).

The proceedings of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

These proceedings highlight the five days of deliberations and discussions held at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Japan Times special report on the WECC2015

The Japan Times on engineering: Defining the contribution of engineering to society.

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The final report of the MDGs

Final MDG report evaluates most successful anti-poverty movement in history.

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EUR-ACE Framework Standards and Guidelines (EAFSG)

The European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) Administrative Council approved the new version of the EUR-ACE® Framework Standards and Guidelines (EAFSG)

WFEO-CEE Task Force on Sustainability and Mining Progress Report - May 2015

Jessica Elzea Kogel, Chair of the WFEO Committee on Engineering and the Environment Task Force on Sustainability and Mining, has released the May 2015 Update Report.

The Nuclear for Climate Declaration

39 nuclear societies, representing 50,000 scientists from 36 countries from all five continents jointly signed a declaration that presents their commitment to the fight against climate change.

Engineers Contribute to Reducing World Hunger – One of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

The WFEO-CEE and Farming First collaborated on a blog discussing the important role of engineers and engineering towards reducing world hunger.

3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Engineer Prof. Toshimitsu Komatsu, the chair of WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management, took part in the conference to stress the importance of engineering in preparations for disasters.

Infrastructure  Climate Vulnerability Reports Now Available

The WFEO Committee on Engineering and the Environment has released two reports which assess infrastructure climate risks and vulnerabilities for a sewage treatment system in Costa Rica and four highway bridges in Honduras.
These infrastructures were assessed using an assessment tool known as the PIEVC Protocol, which was developed by Engineers Canada. Executive Summaries of the reports can be accessed here. Some of them are also in Spanish. For further information on the PIEVC Protocol or the reports contact David Lapp, FEC, P.Eng., WFEO-CEE Secretary at Engineers Canada (david.lapp[at]engineerscanada.ca).


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