The final 7th Brunel Lecture, Entering the Ecological Age, will take place next month, marking the end of the ICE’s ground breaking lecture series.
The series, which began with a strategic lecture in London in June 2008, set out to review the major changes required in infrastructure development, policy and legislation and the role of the engineer in enabling climate change issues to be tackled on a global level.
ICE fellow and Arup director Peter Head then embarked on an international lecture tour, visiting 30 cities in 20 countries. Head delivered lectures tailored to the issues faced in each place and engaged with local and national policy makers, planners, investors, infrastructure designers and members of the public.
The outcomes of these lectures and discussions were presented at a conference at December’s UN Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, which was intended to produce a mechanism or protocol for the world to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change.
The series finale
The final lecture will see Head conclude the series to an audience of engineers and built environment professionals.
He will revisit the outcomes from his worldwide lectures, present his conclusions on the Copenhagen climate change talks and outline to the engineering community its role in helping to secure the future of a low carbon planet.
Head will be joined by Atkins chief executive Keith Clarke who will close the event.
The Entering the Ecological Age lecture is free to attend. It will be held on 3 February at 6pm at the ICE headquarters in London. A prestige dinner will follow.