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Plenary program released for Climate Smart Engineering Conference

A compelling program has been announced for the coming 2023 Climate Smart Engineering Conference (CSE23), which is slated for Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 and 30 November later this year.

The conference is the flagship event for Engineers Australia.  

“Since its foundation in 2021, CSE has become a focal point for debate and knowledge sharing. Last year, CSE22 explored the ways engineers can navigate the complexities of achieving net zero emissions and drive the transition to a clean energy economy,” says Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew AO.

“The CSE23 plenary and technical programs will bring you the latest in world-leading views and engaging debate on solutions to address climate change, responding to extreme events, biodiversity loss, boosting the circular economy and upholding the principles of sustainable practices in engineering.

The program addresses a range of issues related to climate change.

Dr Margie Warrell, author of Stop Playing Safe, will present a session titled “The time to lead with courage is now”.   

“There is no singular pathway or roadmap to creating a more sustainable world,” Dr Warrell says. “Forging new ground and finding smarter solutions requires courage and taking smart risks, not just safe ones. Courage to lead the change ahead of policy makers. Courage to set a bold vision with a big why and take action amid the unknowns. And courage to accelerate learning so we can adapt, iterate, and move forward faster, together.”

Other sessions will address navigating transition and transformation in all parts of our economies, the circular economy, the crucial role of technology and innovation on the path to net zero, dealing with the engineering skills shortage, and various issues around the energy transition.

“As creative problem solvers and systems thinkers, engineers are at the forefront of the fight against climate change,” Madew says. “The profession stewards the delivery of mitigation and adaptation strategies to address the worst impacts of global warming, and innovates to deploy new technologies for a clean fuel and energy future.”  

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