WFEO is leading the proposal to declare 4th March, the anniversary of the founding of WFEO in 1968, as the World Engineering Day for Climate Change Action and Sustainability.

Engineers and engineering will be celebrated each year, as well as the important contributions of the profession to sustainable development and modern life.

Engineers and engineering are crucial to address the risks of climate change and to ensure sustainable development.

They are essential for resilience to climate change and to design and develop resilient infrastructure that will withstand the increasing weather related events – floods, cyclones and bush fires especially in developing countries, Asia, Africa and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), that are most exposed to these risks.

Engineers are needed to design and implement technologies that will achieve the targets set at COP21 for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

More than 60 letters of support from peak international and national institutions, academies and national commissions to UNESCO.

We hope the proposal to be included in the agenda for the Executive Board in April 2019, for final decision at the General Conference in October 2019.
 

For more information:

Proposal for the Proclamation of 4th March of each year as World Engineering Day for Climate Change Action and Sustainability

Version française – Proposition de Proclamation du 4 mars de chaque année pour la Journée Mondiale de l’Ingénierie pour l’Action Climatique et la Durabilité