Join the Net Zero debate with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) President, Rachel Skinner, during her visit to the East Midlands on 3-4 June 2021.
Over the two-days, Rachel will be joined by a range of experts, senior leaders and her ICE President Future Leaders.
Throughout a number of online events, Rachel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for decision-makers, industry and the public alike in the region to help achieve the national target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.
There is a number of virtual events open to all and which are free to attend and include:
3 June at 09:15-10:30, Rachel Skinner will pose the question to attendees: Shaping Zero – what are you going to do? Delegates will have an opportunity to engage directly with the ICE President and her Future Leaders.
4 June at 13:00-14.15, as part of the ICE East Midlands Chair’s Programme focusing on blue-green infrastructure, speakers, Nanco Dolman, Royal Haskoning DHV, and Dr Emily O’Donnell, University of Nottingham, will take a closer look at the leaders in blue-green infrastructure in the UK.
At 17:00–18:00, delegates will see what has already been achieved to put Nottingham at the forefront of other UK cities in the race to become carbon neutral. Discussions will also explore the role civil engineers need to play to help achieve this ambitious target.
Ben McGrath, ICE East Midlands Chair, said: “Achieving net zero carbon should be the priority for everyone and right now, civil engineers are at the forefront and can ensure that infrastructure is sustainable and remains resilient to climate change.
“I am delighted that the ICE President is visiting our region where we can discuss how these challenges are being addressed, together with the use of new technologies and digital delivery, to enable the reduction of carbon emissions in the East Midlands.”
For further information about these events, visit: ice.org.uk/eastmidlands