Helping engineers lead the way to a healthier, sustainable Aotearoa.

Climate change is a reality – it’s happening here, in Aotearoa, and it’s happening now.

How we respond is increasingly prioritised by society, and will continue to drive strategy, policy, and funding decisions into the future.

Engineering Climate Action is our programme to support engineers to take positive action to address climate change through mitigation, transition and adaptation. Our position is:

  • anthropogenic climate change is already affecting Aotearoa New Zealand – this will continue and the negative effects will increase
  • the time for action is now
  • we need engineers to be climate action leaders
  • incorporating Te Ao Māori and engaging with Māori is critical
  • the transition to a net zero economy must be equitable and just
  • Engineering New Zealand will proactively lead, collaborate, and support the profession.

Read more in our position statement

What we're doing for you

Engineering practice, as well as thought leadership and advocacy, are at the heart of Engineering Climate Action. Our new resources will help you get started:

Get involved

Check out the opportunities to engage with the Engineering Climate Action programme. Our members are key to this work and you're encouraged to get involved.

Join an event

Climate change events calendar

Find and attend climate change related events run by our groups and branches.

Join a group or branch

Our groups and branches are essential to the work we do. Through the groups and branches, the profession connects, develops and disseminates best practice, drives technical advancement, and advocates. Many of our groups and branches have been leaders in climate action among the profession and industry for some time.

Join your local branch

Find and join a technical or specialist interest group

Share your story

We’d love to hear about the climate change projects you are working on. Email us your climate stories and projects at

Help us advocate

Expert Directory Information Sheet

As part of our Engineering Climate Action programme, we are committed to speaking to industry and Government about mitigation, transition, and adaption. We need your help to be a credible voice. Whatever your background or experience we are calling for expressions of interest from members wanting to join the conversation.

Keep up to date

For any queries or to be kept up to date on the programme email us at

Find out more

If you want to find out more about why we've launched this programme, read our article Now is the time for engineering climate action or email us at