Posts Tagged 'Goal 13 – Climate Change'

World Engineering Day 2024

The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (WED) is an official International day proclaimed in 2019 by the United Nationals Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). This was based on a proposal from the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO).

WED is an opportunity to celebrate engineering and the contribution of the world’s engineers for a better, sustainable world. It ...

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WFEO & ICSI webinar to celebrate World Engineering Day 2024 – Inspiring collective action through communication, advocacy and best practices – the role of engineers

The WFEO Working Group on Climate Change , the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) and the WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders Working Group on Climate Action organized the webinar entitled “Inspiring collective action through communication, advocacy and best practices – the role of engineers” ...

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Briefing on the preparations for the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly UNEA-6

This online and on site briefing took place on 6 December 2023 in Geneva. It was organized by the Geneva Environment Network and provided an update on the preparations for the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6).

UNEA-6 will take place from 26 February to 1 March 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The United Nations ...

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WFEO WG on Climate Change Side event at UN Climate Change Conference COP28

The WFEO Working Group on Climate Change, in partnership with Conservation International (CI), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and Resilience First (RF) organized the COP28 UAE side event titled Systems thinking for holistic climate action: nature-driven engineering, policy and finance solutions, on ...

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UNESCO Renewable Energy Webinar moderated by Dr Marlene Kanga


The UNESCO Capacity Building Section, Natural Sciences Sector hosted a webinar on Large-Scale Renewable Energy Deployment for Climate Change Mitigation, on 10 July 2023, as part of its the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme.

The event featured speakers who are UNESCO University Chairs in this field from around the world.

Former WFEO President Dr Marlene ...

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UN 4th Global Conference on Climate and SDG Synergies

A global conference to push for integrated and accelerated action on climate and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held at the United Nations in NYC on 16 July 2023, bringing together Ministers and high-level representatives from government, business and civil society, among over 400 in-person and nearly 4,000 virtual participants from 140 countries.

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WFEO CEE Side event at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference – “Energy and Climate Change: Global Stocktake – the Engineering Community Perspective”


The WFEO Committee on Engineering and the Environment (WFEO-CEE), in partnership with the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5) presented a side event at the UNFCCC SB 58 Conference ...

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Reflections and Insights from the Global Engineering Community

The UNDRR’s Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is undergoing a formal mid-term review to take stock of implementation and impact since its launch in 2015, understand what context shifts have occurred, and identify how to accelerate uptake to 2030 and beyond. There is currently no formal policy position from engineers on the Sendai Framework.

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