march, 2022

2022fri04mar8:00 pmfri9:00 pmVirtual EventEngineering and Climate Change - Remaking the FutureTechnology is inseparable from climate change: it either accelerates it, or is indispensable to mitigating it. The difference lies in great measure in the choices engineers make. How do we ensure we make the right ones? 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm View in my timeBrazilYear:World Engineering Day 2022Official WED::Webinar

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As a contribution to World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, the International Environment Forum (IEF – invites you to participate in a Engineering panel. 


Pannel 1: Climate action in tech: what can a technologist do about climate change? 

This talk will present a roadmap to climate actions every engineer can take to make a difference, and offer an overview of resources and web technologies one can use to achieve impact. 

Phil Sturgeon (, works on reforestation with Protect Earth (, matching land owners and non-traditional funding streams to scale up reforestation and rewilding around the UK; using APIs and software to track, maintain, and fund the tree planting. Phil also works on “Green Tech” software solutions with Green Turtle (, teaching folks to reduce the carbon footprint of APIs and system architecture. 


Pannel 2: Social innovation in engineering education: addressing climate change 

University programs need to be modernized to align themselves with the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Students graduating from universities need to acquire new capabilities for social innovation to deal with climate change. 

Dr. Rafael Amaral Shayani, IEF member, has an electrical engineering degree with a focus on power, energy and electrical systems. He obtained his MS and PhD in photovoltaic solar energy. He is Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Brasilia, Brazil, and his research focuses on renewable energy, energy transition and engineering education. 


Moderador: Anisha Prabhu 

Anisha Prabhu is global public health specialist with 10 years of experience in designing and implementing projects in Southern Africa. I am passionate about human capital development and gender rights. Recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship (2013) for Masters in Public Health. I am always looking for evidence-based approaches for sustainable development outcomes. 

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