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The Net Zero challenge: the role of engineers

A talk and panel discussion for Imperial students

The UK has a legal obligation to reduce carbon emissions across its economy to ‘Net Zero’ by 2050. Achieving this presents significant engineering challenges. In this talk, we will hear how Atkins, a renowned design, engineering and project management consultancy, is helping clients to overcome these challenges. The aim of the presentation is to increase awareness and engagement from university students on the issue of Net Zero energy and to encourage discussions around the role of engineers. The first half of the presentation will explore current UK and global energy strategies and look at the different technologies that will be needed, with accompanying Atkins case studies. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised.

About Atkins

Atkins is a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin and is a design, engineering and project management consultancy. The company helps clients plan, design and enable major capital projects, and provides expert consultancy that covers the full project lifecycle across infrastructure, transportation, nuclear and power, oil and gas, engineering and design, water, the environment, defence, aerospace, communications, project management and architecture. Atkins provides its services in various regions around the world.

About Energy Futures Lab

Energy Futures Lab is one of seven Global Institutes at Imperial College London. The institute was established to address global energy challenges by identifying and leading new opportunities to serve industry, government and society at large through high quality research, evidence and advocacy for positive change. The institute aims to promote energy innovation and advance systemic solutions for a sustainable energy future by bringing together the science, engineering and policy expertise at Imperial and fostering collaboration with a wide variety of external partners.

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