The theme for the 45th Engineers Day in the year 2012 is: "Appropriate Climate-Responsive Technologies For Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development”
Technology is deemed to be the most essential component of strategies to mitigate climate change. Without any concerted effort from the part of public and private sectors and whole hearted participation by common people, any effort to reduce greenhouse gas emission will not produce the desired result. Climate change is the most serious challenge human society has ever faced and everybody including business houses has already realized the gravity of the issue.
Reduction of carbon footprint from the industries and other relevant sectors not only helps to improve the environment but also results into increase in profit from the business. With the ‘save environment’ actions gaining momentum among common people, it is now high time to explore novel technologies and share knowledge among the stakeholders. There are a number of activities those can be taken into consideration. Some of those are too simple and some are more challenging. Pattern of investment and time required for adaptation of technologies varies from sector to sector. However, they all necessitate action with firm commitment to succeed and continuous
Engineers can play a vital role in this challenging scenario of sustaining inclusive growth without
compromising with the process of sustainable development by establishing the concept of “Land to
Lab and Lab to Land” in true sense.
(Source: The Institution of Engineers-India)