The Statement on Energy and Climate Change
As a contribution to the UNFCCC COP27 Conference that took place in Egypt from 11 to 18 November 2022, the WFEO Committee on Energy is publishing a Statement on Energy and Climate Change.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the WED 2020 high-level round table “Which technologies for a sustainable energy transition?” has to be cancelled.
The symposium “Energy transition & Covid-19 crisis: the role of engineers” took place on 6-7 October, 2021. The proceedings and the video recordings are available in the following links:
From Melbourne to May 2021 in a nutshell
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The committee contributed to the UNESCO report “Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals”, published on 4 March 2021, launched in the context of accelerating actions to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.
The report highlights the crucial role of engineering in achieving each of the 17 SDGs. It shows how equal opportunities for all is key to ensuring an inclusive and gender balanced profession that can better respond to the shortage of engineers for implementing the SDGs.
The full report is available here and the contribution of the Chair of the Committee on Energy, entitled “Developing sustainable and resilient energy systems”, is from page 88 to page 91.
Work in progress
The committee has six active task groups:
- Energy Internet
- Energy Storage
- Sustainable Energy
Two task groups are on break: CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage) and Nuclear.
There is a cross cutting study project on “Sustainability and resilience” with a focus on relationship with the 17 SDGs.