The Big Do
2nd International Conference 19 September 2018
Christchurch Video Feed 17:30 – 22:00
It is true that for too many years, mankind has been slow to respond or even recognize the magnitude of the climate threat. It is true of my own country, as well. But this is a new day. It is a new era. Each of us must do what we can when we can to grow our economies without endangering our planet -- and we must all do it together.
US President Barak Obama addressing the COP21 Paris, November 2015
We will use knowledge-based engineering of the systems we are expert in. We will be honest with employers, policy makers and the public about the viable options. We will practice, develop, share and expand the competencies of the field. We will carry out investigations to discover disruptive ideas and develop these into down-shift projects that achieve the greenhouse gas emissions requirements in the most direct way possible – by reducing fossil fuel emissions by 80%.
That is a lot to do. But every time there are new challenges and new opportunities, a new field of engineering emerges to deliver the projects, meet the requirements and achieve the benefits.
Why do we think we can do it? Because the engineering professions have done it before. Every time our successful technologies have caused risks and unintended consequences, a new field of engineering emerges in response. Safety, Waste Management, Green Chemistry, Natural Hazards... Now, the field of Transition Engineering is available to train engineers in any field in the methodology of flipping their perspective, and discovering projects that their organisations can do.
Programme: Doing not Talking
In each local venue, university students and professionals will present their Transition Engineering Projects. In the international joint keynote address, We will explore how this new field of engineering goes beyond targets, actions the social responsibility, and is all about doing. Join us for The Big Do, and find out what the biggest project yet is.
Join in the Big Do
Visit the website to find out if there is a venue you can attend without flying. Organize your own meeting at your organisation with your colleagues, and register for the live web-feed and discussion board. Most importantly, do a shift project and join the Transition Engineering professionals.