Tackling the Climate Emergency - A Guide for Civil Engineers

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Wednesday 04 March 2020

06:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Coventry University, Engineering and Computing Building, Rooms EC1-29 and ECG-24

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In 2019 UK Civil Engineers declared a climate and biodiversity emergency.

Join us on Wednesday 4 March 2020 to hear what we, as civil engineers, can do to help mitigate the largest crisis humanity has faced.

Guest speakers will give an insight into climate change, the declaration and pledge to take action, potential solutions and alternative engineering philosophies. You’ll also hear the views of young engineers whose task it will be to make the pledge a reality.


  • 6 - 6.30pm: Arrival, networking and refreshments
  • 6.30 - 8pm: Presentations
  • 8 - 8.30pm: Networking and refreshments

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Jean Venables CBE

Visiting Professor at Coventry University, President of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2008, past Chairman of the Thames Region Flood Defence Committee, and Committee on Engineering and the Environment of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations Chair.

Professor Tim Ibell

Professor at Bath University, Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) Chair, and President of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStuctE) 2015.

David Trujillo CEng, MIStructE

Assistant Professor at Coventry University, Chair of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) Task Force for Bamboo Construction, Project Leader for two bamboo-related international standards (ISO 22157 and ISO 19624).

Dr Jason Jordan

Deputy Head of the School for Energy, Construction and Environment at Coventry University, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and an active researcher and Associate Professor in the area of past, present and future global climate.