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Ask the engineers: Post-COP26 - what have we achieved and where do we go from here?

Ask the engineers: Post-COP26 - what have we achieved and where do we go from here?

24 November 2021, 6:30pm - 7:30pm


It is hard to under-estimate the importance of COP26 for reaching global agreement on decarbonisation pathways and financing packages that match the urgency and scale of the climate crisis. In the wake of COP26, our final Ask the Engineers panel will review what has been achieved at the summit and whether it has helped to accelerate progress towards a just transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

The engineering profession can offer solutions, but must work ambitiously and collaboratively to drive change. Our crucial offering to this monumental challenge relies on engineers being engaged alongside policy makers, economists and the public.

Has COP26 set the UK on a decisive pathway to net zero?

Chairperson: Alok Jha, Science and Technology Correspondent, The Economist
Professor Nilay Shah OBE FREng, Head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
Dame Joanna da Silva DBE FREng, Director of International Development, Arup
Sinead Obeng, Chair, Energy Institute Young Professionals Council and Regulatory Affairs Adviser, Gazprom Marketing and Trading
Rachel Skinner FREng, President, Institution of Civil Engineers and Executive Producer, WSP UK

Supported by Arup as the technology partner of the Ask the engineers series.


This event is free of charge but registration is required. After registering, you will receive an email that contains further details on joining the online event. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Stratton, Events Manager at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Engineering Zero

This event series is part of the Academy’s campaign Engineering Zero, which aims to bring the engineering profession together to advance engineering’s contribution to net zero, working in partnership with the National Engineering Policy Centre and our global networks. More information about the campaign can be found here:


Event Type: Webinar
City: Online
Country: Online
Date: 24 Nov 2021