Foreword: Turning climate commitment into action

Author: Mike Cook

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2 January 2020

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Foreword: Turning climate commitment into action

The Structural Engineer
Foreword: Turning climate commitment into action
Date published

2 January 2020

Author

Mike Cook

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now
Author

Mike Cook

Although this issue set out to look more broadly at the future of the structural engineering profession, events during its development – specifically the declaration of a climate emergency by structural engineers and other built environment professionals – have seen sustainability and climate action take a prominent role in many articles.

This foreword briefly summarises the commitments that declaring engineers have made and considers first steps to build action plans that will support these commitments.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
2
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Sustainability & Environment Climate change Upfront Issue 1

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