Have We Time To Save Our Way of Life

A Systems Approach to Climate Change and Other Factors
Have We Time To Save Our Way of Life



A risk analysis, using information from the Global Footprint and recent IPCC reports on Climate Change, shows we need to act soon. Action includes adjusting from the profit and expansion goals of capitalism to those of a Regenerative Economy in which regeneration is an added goal. This is needed because the economy is the only force powerful enough to make good the current damage to the environment that will be essential if we are to save something like our current way of life. Engineers enable the economy, it is time we had a say in how it is run, including what we can do via project evaluation.

This talk is based on peer-reviewed papers delivered at the World Engineers Convention in Melbourne last November, and will be followed by discussion.

It is a prelude to an EA/UWA event considering the big questions around adaptation to future climate change. Details of this event will be provided soon.

About the speaker:

David Rice, FIEAust, is one of the authors of Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice. In 2017 he received an EA medal for services to sustainability.
He is a Civil Engineer with a Graduate Diploma in Administration and a Municipal Engineer’s Certificate who has worked in Federal, State, and Local government; consulting and contracting.
He is motivated by windsurfing and by hopes of a safe future for three grandchildren.

12:00 noon to 12:30, registration and light refreshments

Event ends at 1.30pm


03 / 03 / 2020 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
03 / 03 / 2020 11:00 am
Auditorium - Engineers Australia WA
712 Murray Street
West Perth
Western Australia
  • EA, SENG & RES Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
David Rice - Sustainability Advocate
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