6 December 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates & online

COP28 Side Event | Youth & Practitioners: Catalysts for Implementation of Science-Based Policy

Dynamic and impactful side event to be featured at COP28, a collaborative multi stakeholders’ effort that exemplifies the power of partnerships.

With CEMR-PLATFORMA Young Elected Officials Committee member Christian Achtelik, Councillor of Cologne.

Keynote speech by Dr Bertrand Picard, Solar Impulse Foundation.

Date: Wednesday 6 December 2023, 11.30-13.00 (GST) – 8.30-10.00 (CET)

Location: in person at COP28 SE Room 2 (register) or online (register)

Event co-organised by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), in conjunction with The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).


Effective collaboration between engineering practitioners and policymakers on performance monitoring and verification to achieve accountability in the implementation of climate policy, with young professionals being a catalyst for adopting science-based approaches that reflect industry best practice.

At this engaging side event, we will explore the critical aspects of climate policy implementation, with a particular emphasis on performance monitoring and verification. We will highlight innovative solutions that address the existing implementation gaps and showcase the transformative role of young engineers and industry practitioners. The event seeks to facilitate science-based policy adoption that is aligned with industry best practice by bringing together a panel of policymakers and engineering practitioners.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Closing the Gap: We will explore the challenges in climate policy implementation, focusing on the often overlooked phase of performance monitoring and verification. Our aim is to identify where these gaps exist, at expert and political level and how collaboration can help bridge them.
  • Youth as Catalysts: Our event underscores the vital role of young professionals (especially engineers), and young politicians, in driving science-based policy forward. By sharing their industry viewpoints and practical case studies, our young practitioners are positioned to influence the adoption of best practices.
  • Performance Monitoring and Verification: We will dive deep into the intricacies of effective monitoring and verification methods and their significance in ensuring the success of climate policy implementation. Decentralised cooperation among cities and peer to peer reviews will also be showcased as an effective means for implementation of climate policy.

What to Expect:

Stay tuned for updates on the agenda, the speakers, interactive panel discussions, and registration details for our COP28 Side Event. We are assembling a lineup of thought leaders, politicians, experts, and influencers who are passionate about sustainable engineering, climate action, and the adoption of science-based policies. This event provides a unique platform for sharing insights, exchanging ideas, and building the networks that will drive impactful change.

Your active participation and engagement is crucial in advancing our collective mission towards sustainable engineering and the science-based implementation of climate policy. Your voice matters, and we look forward welcoming you at  our COP 28 Side Event.

More information on events.fidic.org/cop28sideevent.

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