Engineering Change Lab – USA (ECL-USA) Summit 11, The Imperative of Climate Change and the Future of Engineering, featured a deep dive into how engineering and the engineering community might be transformed by the way it responds to the emerging risks of climate change. In the final exercise of the summit, participants reflected on the potential emergence of a “noble purpose” for the engineering community centered on the climate change imperative. The intent of a “noble purpose” is to unite, energize, and motivate people within and across organizations, and to fulfill their desires for meaning and purpose in their work lives.
A final version of the ECL-USA Climate Change Noble Purpose for Engineering Statement is now complete. This statement was prepared with input from a working group of 25 that included representatives from 16 engineering organizations and participants in the ECL-USA Climate Change Summit.
The entire statement is included here, and you can also download a copy of the statement at the link below.
CLIMATE CHANGE NOBLE PURPOSE STATEMENT FOR THE ENGINEERING COMMUNITY
Ultimately, our goal is that this statement will impact the way the engineering community does its work, with a greater emphasis on addressing climate change, both through reducing emissions and adaptation to our changing climate.
If you are interested in indicating your support for this statement, if you are part of an organization that might be interested in supporting or endorsing the statement, or, if your organization would be interested in a presentation regarding the statement, please reach out to Mike McMeekin (email@example.com).