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Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. is an independent group of engineers who consider that being knowledgeable in the field of technology means that they also have a special obligation to the public at large. This includes raising the awareness of the engineering profession to the consequences of its activities and explaining and discussing the ramifications of developments in engineering and engineering works to the public. In these days of greater accountability, the professional can no longer hide behind a mask of “professionalism”.

Coming Events

Annual General Meeting

Engineers for Social Responsibility

Our next Annual General Meeting will be held in mid-March 2019.  The time, date and venue are yet to be confirmed.

Once finalised they will be announced on the Coming Events page.


Hot News

Submission on the CPTPP Amendment Bill

Our submission on the CPTPP Amendment Bill is now online on the Submissions Page.

Submission for the Zero Carbon Bill

Our submission on the proposed Zero Carbon Bill is online on the Submissions page.

The Kiwi Bottle Drive

The PowerPoint slides of our 20 June 2018 public lecture, The Kiwi Bottle Drive, are now online on the Members' Papers page.

June 2018 Newsletter

The June 2018 ESR Newsletter is now online on the Newsletters page of this website.

February 2018 Newsletter
The February 2018 ESR Newsletter is now online on the Newsletters page of this website.

Submission on the Draft 2018 GPS on Land Transport

ESR is pleased to see a move away from excessive reliance on road construction towards an
approach which places more emphasis on investment in public transport, walking and cycling and supports more efficient land use development less reliant on travel by car.  ESR also supports a greater emphasis on travel demand management, and on measures to reduce environmental effects including greenhouse gas emissions.  The submission can be accessed from the Submissions page of this website.

High Expectations for the Climate Commission;

Will Government's action push us fast enough?

Immediately after the March 2018 annual general meeting of Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc, a seminar was presented, covering the issues behind the push for the establishment of a Climate Change Commission.  The slides displayed as part of that presentation are on the Members' Papers page of this website, as a PDF file.


Revised Paper in Climate Change Section
A Paper in the Climate Change Papers section of this website has been updated to version 5.8.  It is 13 Climate change – New Zealand and International Response    by Peter Whitmore


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