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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

The Future of Energy Policy, Globally and in New Zealand

Engineers for Social Responsibility onsite and online Meeting/Webinar Wednesday 30 October 2019, 6.00pm.

 Amanda Larsson will explore the ideas outlined in Greenpeace New Zealand's discussion paper on the futre of energy policy, Seize the Sun.  She will talk about new technolgy and the disruptions currently taking place in the world's energy systems, including in New Zealand.

Details are on the Coming Events page of this website.


Hot News

Carbon Transition Conference Website

The Carbon Transition Conference website is now online.
The "Convergence for Carbon Transition 2020-2030" is a 2-day conference that brings together New Zealand’s best technical minds to partner with leading business organisations for co-creation of innovative "shift projects" that change their current trajectory for carbon emissions.

A two-day conference is planned for 20-21 November 2019, with venues at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch linked via video and audio.

Further information can be found on the Conference website at

Submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill

The ESR Submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill is now on the Submissions page of this website.

June 2019 ESR Newsletter

The June 2019 Newsletter is now online on the Newsletters page of this website.

New Paper in Climate Change section

A new Paper, 20. Carbon Dynamics in NZ's Native Forests by Joanna Buswell, is now available on the Climate Change page of this website.

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