WFEO, following its 2019 General Assembly in Melbourne, and in the frame of the COP25 held from 2 to 13 December 2019 in Madrid, expresses its deep concern on the matter of climate emergency.
WFEO has summarized its position and commitment to act quickly through a Declaration on Climate Emergency, available in this link.
WFEO member organizations, present in some 100 countries, are invited to sign this Declaration and participate to a global communication campaign to raise awareness on the immediate and long-term consequences of climate change, and the need to support innovative technologies to face them, and build resilient infrastructures and communities.
According to Davide Stronati (U.K), the new Chair of the WFEO Committee on Engineering and the Environment (WFEO-CEE): “Engineers have always stepped up to the challenge to find solutions to societal needs. Climate change is one of the biggest issues humanity and the environment are facing now and in the foreseeable future. WFEO will strive together with more than 30 million engineers we represent in finding solutions to combat climate change and to create resilient communities that will leave no one behind.”
WFEO President, Prof. Gong Ke (China) declared “Facing the ever pressing challenge of climate change, engineers and engineering organizations are in action.
Realizing that engineering is the key to sustainable development, WFEO and its members are working hard, among many others, to build engineering capacity of climate change mitigation and adaptation especially in developing and small island countries, we are mobilizing engineers worldwide to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals in engineering practices to reduce carbon and GHG emission and enhance resilience of human settlements and infrastructures, and we strive constantly to engage more women engineers to play their irreplaceable role in climate actions.
It is our engineers to turn the ideas to action and to turn the goals to reality.”
Signatory organisations of the Climate Emergency Declaration
|Martin Manuhwa, President of the Federation of African Engineering Organizations||Africa|
|Huang Wei, President of the Federation of Engineering Institution of Asia Pacific||Asia|
|Jayavilal Meegoda, President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia||Asia|
|Shu Wei, Executive Secretary of the China Association for Science and Technology||China|
|Paul Jowitt, President of the Commonwealth Engineers Council||Commonwealth|
|Olman Vargas Zeledon, Executive Director of the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos de Costa Rica||Costa Rica|
|Victoria Castillo Garrido, Specialist of international relations of the Unión Nacional de Arquit. e Ing. de la Construccion de Cuba||Cuba|
|Daniel Hanus, President of the Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies||Czech Republic|
|José Vieira, President of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations||Europe|
|Marc Ventre, President of the Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France||France|
|Jürgen Kretschmann, President of the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola University||Germany|
|Leslie Alex Ayeh, President of the Ghana Institution of Engineers||Ghana|
|Ringo YU Shek Man, President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers||Hong Kong, SAR of China|
|Narendra Singh, President of the Institution of Engineers, India||India|
|Armando Zambrano, President of the Consiglio Nazionale Degli Ingegneri||Italy|
|Kikuo Kishimoto, President of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies||Japan|
|Nathaniel Matalanga, President of the Institution of Engineers Kenya||Kenya|
|Faisal Al Ajmi, President of the Kuwait Society of Engineers||Kuwait|
|Jad Tabet, President of the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut||Lebanon|
|Daniel Micallef, President of the Chamber of Engineers Malta||Malta|
|Faisal Al Ajmi, President of the Federation of Arab Engineers||MENA|
|Carlos Herrera Descalzi, Chairman of the Colegio de Ingenieros del Peru||Peru|
|Fred Monsada, President of the Philippines Technological Council||Philippines|
|Carlos Mineiro Aires, President of the Ordem dos Engenheiros de Portugal||Portugal|
|Gentil Kangaho, President of the Institution of Engineers Rwanda||Rwanda|
|Tomas Sancho, Vice President of the Asociación de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos y de la Ingeniería Civil (AICCP-IC)||Spain|
|Miguel Fierro, President of the Asociacion de Ingenieros del Uruguay||Uruguay|
|Martin Manuhwa, Past Chairman of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe||Zimbabwe|
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