Youth Engineering for Environmental Sustainability Summit (YEESS)

Monday, 11 - Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021

Online

The DETI Skills - Inspire team at UWE Bristol have partnered with I’m an Engineer to host an online sustainability and engineering youth summit this October, ahead of the UN climate change summit COP26 taking place in Glasgow this November.

The Youth Engineering for Environmental Sustainability Summit (YEESS) will enable young people from the West of England region to connect with local engineers and policymakers, to explore how engineering can help tackle the Climate Emergency and discuss the interconnected solutions needed for future sustainability.

On the 11, 12 and 13 October, sixth form students from across the region will come together to discuss potential solutions, using the engineering design process to explore ideas.

The summit will focus on three key themes from the Bristol Climate Action Plan to reach net zero by 2030: Transport, Energy and Waste.

Through a series of videos and live chats, students can visualise what climate solutions look like, from engineering innovation to societal change, discover what green jobs and career paths are available, and have the opportunity to ask questions of our four West of England political leaders, Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees, Councillor Toby Savage of South Gloucestershire Council, Councillor Sarah Warren of Bath and North East Somerset Council, and West of England Mayor Dan Norris.

See the full programme here.

Register your interest

If you are a teacher, parent, carer, or young person, and would like to know more or register your place at the summit, please sign up here.

If you are a West of England engineer and would like to take part in a live chat during the summit, please register your interest here.

Each evening will also see a green jobs panel to discuss routes into these industries. This will also form part of Bristol Technology Festival on Tuesday 12th October at 19:30 – find out more about the live talk here.  

YEESS is a joint project by I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here and UWE Bristol, with funding from the initiative for Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) as part of the DETI Inspire programme.

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