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  • 1.  Deploying Youth Capacity in UN Policy and Engineering for Climate

    Posted 07-12-2021 09:09 AM

    The World Federation of Engineering Organizations side-event  at the United National High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development "Deploying Global Youth Capacity in UN Policy and Engineering for SDG13" took place as a Zoom webinar, on Friday 9 July 2021.  

    The video recording of the side event is available on Youtube and the WFEO dedicated page is available on this page.

    The lead organizer of the side event was Milda Pladaitė a civil engineer from Lithuania.

    What can  young civil engineers and civil engineering students do to address climate change?

    William Kelly Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE
    St Michaels MD

  • 2.  RE: Deploying Youth Capacity in UN Policy and Engineering for Climate

    Posted 12-12-2021 06:17 PM
    In terms of being part of the work, I remember hearing of possible forms of concrete that either recycle the contents of previous routines, or contain chemicals that require less energy to create and include in the final design. From a more outward perspective, people into civil engineering could come to recognize and figure out how to do more about this on an individualist and systemic level.

    While completing my BS in civil engineering, I took some Environmental Engineering classes as part of the curriculum. One of them started with getting me to realize that there is a real reason why government bills and organizations stay off of the engineer's spotlights; it remains rare for engineers to find any work in the political sphere and vice versa. So I subscribed to a group that both informs me of the battle against climate change at a governmental level and compels me to reach out to the politicians involved, making sure they understand who and what is at stake.

    Alexander Granato A.M.ASCE
    Bexley OH