WFEO Declaration on Climate Emergency

WFEO has summarized its position and commitment to act quickly through a Declaration on Climate Emergency, available in this link.

WFEO member organizations, present in some 100 countries, are invited to sign this Declaration and participate to a global communication campaign to raise awareness on the immediate and long-term consequences of climate change, and the need to support innovative technologies to face them, and build resilient infrastructures and communities.

According to Davide Stronati (U.K), the new Chair of the WFEO Committee on Engineering and the Environment (WFEO-CEE): “Engineers have always stepped up to the challenge to find solutions to societal needs.

Climate change is one of the biggest issues humanity and the environment are facing now and in the foreseeable future.

WFEO will strive together with more than 30 million engineers we represent in finding solutions to combat climate change and to create resilient communities that will leave no one behind.”

WFEO President, Prof. Gong Ke (China) declared “Facing the ever pressing challenge of climate change, engineers and engineering organizations are in action.

Realizing that engineering is the key to sustainable development, WFEO and its members are working hard, among many others, to build engineering capacity of climate change mitigation and adaptation especially in developing and small island countries, we are mobilizing engineers worldwide to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals in engineering practices to reduce carbon and GHG emission and enhance resilience of human settlements and infrastructures, and we strive constantly to engage more women engineers to play their irreplaceable role in climate actions.

It is up to our engineers to turn the ideas to action and the goals to reality.”

Signatory organisations of the Climate Emergency Declaration

Martin Manuhwa, President of the Federation of African Engineering Organizations Africa
Huang Wei, President of the Federation of Engineering Institution of Asia Pacific Asia
Shu Wei, Executive Secretary of the China Association for Science and Technology China
Paul Jowitt, President of the Commonwealth Engineers Council Commonwealth
Victoria Castillo Garrido, Specialist of international relations of the Unión Nacional de Arquit. e Ing. de la Construccion de Cuba Cuba
José Vieira, President of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations Europe
Marc Ventre, President of the Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France France
Leslie Alex Ayeh, President of the Ghana Institution of Engineers Ghana
Armando Zambrano, President of the Consiglio Nazionale Degli Ingegneri Italy
Kikuo Kishimoto, President of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies Japan
Nathaniel Matalanga, President of the Institution of Engineers Kenya Kenya
Faisal Al Ajmi, President of the Kuwait Society of Engineers Kuwait
Faisal Al Ajmi, President of the Federation of Arab Engineers MENA
Carlos Herrera Descalzi, Chairman of the Colegio de Ingenieros del Peru Peru
Fred Monsada, President of the Philippines Technological Council Philippines
Carlos Mineiro Aires, President of the Ordem dos Engenheiros de Portugal Portugal
Tomas Sancho, Vice President of the Asociación de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos y de la Ingeniería Civil (AICCP-IC) Spain
Martin Manuhwa, Past Chairman of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

For more information:

WFEO Declaration on Climate Emergency / in Spanish / in French / in Chinese / in Arab / in Russian