ERVA's inaugural visioning event convened over 100 interdisciplinary, cross-sector experts on December 7-8, 2021 to explore The Role of Engineering in Addressing Climate Change. As outlined in the recent White House priorities memo,
“the United States and the world face a profound climate crisis with a narrow moment to pursue action to avoid the most catastrophic impacts and to seize the opportunities that tackling climate change presents.”
Unsurprisingly, respondents to ERVA’s initial survey of the engineering community identified this theme as the highest priority for ERVA to explore.
Goal: The goal of this event was to identify specific areas that are nascent or require additional exploration with the potential for the greatest return on investment.
Thematic Task Force Role: An ad hoc group of cross sector experts guided content planning and are working with the event co-hosts to develop a resulting report that will incorporate supporting research intelligence, actionable findings, and identified research directions intended to catalyze action.
Learn more about the event: View the agenda, participants, and sessions archive.