“We need to make the Earth a better place for everyone. There are no exceptions, it concerns everyone.”
Coordinating efforts on Circular Economy
As an organisation of trade unions, representing the profession of engineers, who are the holders of a specific knowhow we feel morally obliged to contribute to the green transition. Engineers have hands on experience, when it comes to develop new business models and finding solutions to ensure the products are desinged for circularity and promote right to repair and re-use of resources. ANE member organisations have committed to coordinate efforts to eliminate the linear economy and the “use and throw away” culture. The aim of our dedicated Circular Economy Working Group is:
- Provide a platfrom for circular economy experts in ANE member organisation to exchange best practices and align input to the policy processes at Nordic and EU level.
- Promote the Nordic knowhow and map good practices.
- Conduct outreach events and mobilise multidisciplinary stakeholders in a debate on circular economy.
- Develop policy papers based on technological solutions to advance the transition towards circular economy.
Letters to the Ministers in the Nordic countries
Letter to the Ministers in charge of industry in the Nordic countries
Investing in green transition, strengthening the Nordic ties and establishing a multi-stakeholder Green Transition Forum, are some of the ideas proposed in our input to the Nordic Recovery strategy to be developed in the coming months by Nordic governments.
Letter to the Research Ministers in the Nordic countries
If we want to buckle down to green transition, we better prioritise innovation and R&D. In our letter we pinpointed the areas of promising potential in our region, such as AI, 5G, Power2X, carbon capture and storage, renewable battery technology and Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology, which must benefit from investments to boost R&D activities!
Engineering the future in Sierra Leone – SDG capacity building
Engineers have an important role in advocacy for a real change towards a sustainable transition. In collaboration with Engineers without Borders Denmark and the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers, ANE is sharing Nordic expertise with the aim of expanding the capacity of the Institution to become a relevant and influential voice on the implementation of the SDGs in Sierra Leone. The project focuses on promoting the SDGs, specifically access to clean water, and aims at building both technical and non-technical capacity while promoting gender participation in engineering.
The partnership with EWB
“Partnerships for the goals”, SDG #17, is essential to reach the remaining 16 Sustainable Development Goals, and with this project, the partnership between the three organisations will help build core infrastructure for communities in need, improve living standards while supporting the local engineering organisation in becoming a voice for sustainable development.