Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 18:00
SENG QLD Committee
Green Beacon Brewing Co, 26 Helen St, Teneriffe, Queensland 4005
The SENG committee invites anyone interested in discovering more about our society and the 2019 event program to come to our 2019 season launch! Join us for drinks, networking and a presentation on the society’s upcoming events for 2019. Following presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to nominate for committee positions. Finger food will be provided with beverages to be purchased at the bar.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 16:30
Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University, Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia, Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University, David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustaina
Engineers Australia WA Auditorium - 712 Murray Street, West Perth , WA , 6005
This event will be filmed and made available on the EA website for national viewing In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/) was released. Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries prepared this report in response to an invitation from the United Nations when it adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015. Join us for presentations by three of the authors of this historic report explaining the background, why we should stay below 1.5°C and the consequences of going to 2°C and beyond. This is a great opportunity to gain reliable information on this topical global issue that affects current and future generations. An Australian context will be provided. This will be followed by a short presentation by one of the authors of Engineers Australia’s sustainability guidelines (Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice) on what engineers can do locally to take into account climate change, and other sustainability issues such as vegetation and species loss. Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice can be downloaded from here, select ‘Sustainability’: free to EA members". About the speakers: Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University – what 1.5°C is and why we care Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia – what 1.5°C means for people and sustainable development Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University – what the world is doing and what more it can do David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustainability in engineering 4.30pm tea and coffee for 5pm start-6.30pm followed by networking until 7pm - refreshments provided
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 17:30
Assoc Prof Malte Meinshausen, & Mr Tom Yankos
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
This event will examine the opportunities and challenges for Australia and especially, the engineering profession, to reshape its industries and society to meet the global challenge of emissions reductions required to meet the safe climate goals set at the 2015 Paris climate conference and reviewed at COP24 2018 in Poland. The topic will be addressed from perspectives of (a) latest scientific assessments on climate and emissions trends; and (b) challenges for the engineering profession in responding to industry transformations necessitated by a carbon constrained future.