A whole-system approach to achieve net zero ambitions
Our planet is warming at its fastest pace in history. Securing a world that can support life now and for future generations requires all countries to tackle the urgent global climate change challenge. Immediate and continuous action to nurture planetary health will also improve livelihoods and communities. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions demands decarbonization efforts across all sectors.
WSP USA adaptation and resilience expert identified to contribute to the premier U.S. report on climate change science, impacts and response.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has selected Emily Wasley, climate risk, adaptation and resilience practice lead for WSP USA, as an author for the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5).
In Louisiana, the impact of Hurricane Ida has revived the justice debate over a 128-MW, $210-million natural gas power plant completed last year by utility Entergy in New Orleans as an emergency supply, despite fierce opposition from its mostly Black and Vietnamese community neighbors. The plant did not operate for two days after the storm hit on Aug. 29, and then supplied power only for a small area.
Program Kicks off Effort to Leverage Equity, Reduce Corporate Financial Risk, and Increase Resilience
WAKE FOREST, N.C., August 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Women in Climate Tech, a group empowering the voices of women and non-binary professionals in climate tech, announced today a global team of talent selected to embed equity into climate-related financial disclosures.
Any infrastructure policy that doesn’t place equity at its center will fail to meet our society’s future needs.
For the last century at least, infrastructure in U.S. cities has been planned, designed, and built too often without consistent and meaningful regard for the impacts on vulnerable communities, historically people of color, particularly those living in poverty. As our highways, bridges, and walkways crumble, they expose a history of racial inequity unrecognized by most Americans. Until now.
WSP USA, as the permit agent for the EllaLink Fiber Optic Cable System, provided environmental permitting services for first direct Europe-South America subsea fiber optic internet cable.
WSPs first transatlantic fiber optic cable system, connecting South America to Europe is now providing the first system that directly connects these two continents, bypassing the U.S. telecom infrastructure.
The WSPnext initiative provides thought leadership on advances in computational design to improve efficiency and provide quality engineering solutions for WSP projects globally.
By Elliot Glassman, Senior Associate & Senior Technical Principal, Built Ecology
We are entering a new stage of digital advancement for engineering design, where custom algorithms and automation not only aid in the efficient production of models and drawings but also enhance the design process and help produce data-driven solutions.
THE CHALLENGE “In a circular economy, how could we design a completely recyclable building? How do we recycle a building or materials in a way that we could really benefit from? Looking back on traditional constructions, old timber houses were often moved, so it should be possible with more natural materials such as brick, wood and glass. If the car industry can do it, we should be able to do the same.” Monica Von Schmalensee / chief executive / White Arkitekter