Promoting economic growth whilst responding to climate change and the depletion of natural resources.
Mechanical engineers work at the very core of economic growth, be it in the generation and distribution of energy, the transport and built infrastructure that supports developed and developing nations, or the design and manufacture of consumer goods.
In today's world these activities face significant challenges around environmental and sustainability issues and the profession is continuously engaged in finding solutions to society's concerns in these areas.
Thought leadership around the environment theme
The Institution has published a number of reports for government on these key areas:
and has produced position statements outling policy recommendations on some of the big issues around population and climate change.