Climate Emergency Group

The WES Climate Emergency Group has been set up to utilise the power of WES to tackle the climate emergency by working together to create a sustainable future.

Our Aim

  • To provide a platform for knowledge sharing for engineers from a variety of disciplines to guarantee alignment across sectors and
  • To share experiences, develop understanding and expertise, to better influence the delivery of sustainable solutions, Net Zero Carbon and the UN SDGs.

Who we are

The group is made up of a very wide range of people who stretch across many disciplines and sectors.  Our members are mostly WES Members and mostly identify as women.

What we do?

Individually our members are doing great work in the workplace and beyond to put in place climate actions and inspire others.  We of course share this great work and support each other.

As a group we have delivered several webinars on a variety of topics and the group were part of a panel event at COP26 in Glasgow.  We are working with the WES Board to ensure WES lead by example.  At the 2023 WES Annual Conference group members inspired many to accelerate change through personal and professional actions.

Group discussions have led to identifying that much effort has to date been spent on encouraging individuals to make personal changes.  Whilst this is important the group acknowledge on its own this ‘bottom-up approach’ will not tackle the climate crisis.

We are currently concentrating on promoting our open letter to the UK Government webpage to encourage a top-down approach from the UK Government and policy makers.

You can help

You can help accelerate our work to ensure a future for all citizens by adding your signature to our petition in support of Open Letter and sharing it with others including your local MP.

You can find your local MP and find out what your MP is interested on Hansard – UK Parliament.

If you need help, would like a copy of our Template letter or share ideas please contact our CEG Chair.

Get in touch

Our Chair, Paula McMahon, believes WESCEG can make a real and significant difference to its members, WES and beyond.  By utilising our collective potential, we exceed what each person can do on their own.

All WES Members and passionate Disruptors, Influencers and Educators are welcome to join the diverse and passionate group, feel free to get in touch with Paula at to find out what you can do to help.

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