As part of SENG's efforts to strengthen our voice and influence within Engineers Australia and encouraging EA to take a leadership role in relation to sustainability issues the following actions have been undertaken.
Advancing Climate Action in Queensland, making the transition to a low carbon future
This EA submission was made in response to the Queensland Government discussion paper Advancing Queensland Climate: Making the transition to a low carbon future (4.34MB).
Setting Australia's Post-2020 Target for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This submission is based on Engineers Australia formal policy position on climate change which was updated and reinforced in November 2014. Engineers Australia has held strong views on climate change and sustainable resource use for over three decades.
Sustainability Policy and Climate Change Policy
Following extensive contribution by Sustainable Engineering Society members and collaboration with the College of Environmental Engineers, Engineers Australia’s policy positions on sustainability and climate change have been updated.
In November 2014 Engineers Australia adopted two new policy statements:
Engineers Australia have also gained some press coverage on the issue "Engineers Australia commits to low-carbon future"
If you have ideas to contribute to promoting sustainability through any of the avenues above, feel free to get in touch with Alice Howe, Chair of the Society at SENG@engineersaustralia.org.au or your local Chapter representative.
Discussion Paper submitted to EA Congress: Climate Change Policy - Public Position
Sustainable Engineering Society members support Engineers Australia Policy Forum - Communities of Practice
Engineers Australia (EA) has created an on line forum to enable engineers to discuss important policy issues in the lead up to the federal election. The forum (accessible to EA members at www.engineersaustralia.org.au), provides an opportunity for engineers to influence EA policy. Issues of national importance will be featured and comments and feedback sought from members.
SENG members have contributed topics to the forum as listed below: