How American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is addressing climate change

How ASME is addressing climate change

ASME leverages its leadership in innovation and technology, workforce development, and policy to catalyze urgent climate outcomes. Since 1880, ASME has taken on society’s biggest and most technical challenges. Today, humanity is facing one of its largest challenges ever: climate change.

ASME’s climate imperatives:

  • Supporting the global consensus of climate science and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s target, currently limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels
  • Enabling engineers in accelerating the drive towards net-zero emissions and a carbon negative future
  • Facilitating communication on climate policy among government, industry, and academia–leveraging ASME’s successful history of providing nonpartisan expertise to policymakers
  • Developing and engaging the international engineering workforce that meets our present and future climate challenges
  • Aligning ASME’s sustainability and climate strategy to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals