The climate emergency is possibly the most important issue of our era, and our civil/structural engineering education must reflect this. Over the past few weeks we have seen the launch of https://architectsdeclare.com<https://architectsdeclare.com/> and https://structuralengineersdeclare.com<https://structuralengineersdeclare.com/>, as well as the imminent launch of https://civilengineersdeclare.com<https://civilengineersdeclare.com/>.
The construction industry is pledging to set new priorities and develop better ways of working. Institutions, Academia and the industry as a whole must work together more closely by sharing information and best practice; together agreeing to drive rapidly towards zero carbon construction in support of the UK Government’s declared aim. There is no doubt that we have passed the point where we can afford to sit on the fence and wait for others. We have to set the pace of change and support the government and our clients in taking the steps to mitigate the climate change and biodiversity emergency that is plain for everyone to see.