As 2022 marks the centenary of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, we are celebrating our profession and the members who have shaped it. Through personal accounts, thought-provoking articles and a programme of webinars, we highlight the impact of chemical engineering and the ideas and solutions being developed for a hopeful future.
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The concept of sustainable development defined by the UN as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” is difficult to operationalise. In much discussion over the past decade, it has been subsumed by a focus on climate change and the achievement of zero-carbon economies. This has the potential to divert attention from the central issue which is consumption. Consumption is the driver behind the defining issues of the future: climate change, the loss of biodiversity, resource depletion and the disparity between the haves and have nots but its political sensitivity is limiting discussion and action. This exciting webinar will discuss how the sustainable chemical engineer will need to approach these challenges