The International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, Inc. (CAETS) is an organization of national engineering and technological sciences academies. Its primary mission is to advise governments and international organizations on technical and policy issues, to improve the understanding of engineering and technology by the public, to offer a forum for discussion and communication, to support cooperation, and to improve education and practice of its field of interest.
CAETS was founded in 1978 by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Mexican National Academy of Engineering, the US National Academy of Engineering and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and, as of 2007, has more than 25 members among the national academies of engineering of many major industrialized countries. CAETS is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the District of Columbia, USA.
In October 2007, CAETS issued a Statement on Environment and Sustainable Growth:
- As reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century is very likely due to human-produced emission of greenhouse gases and this warming will continue unabated if present anthropogenic emissions continue or, worse, expand without control.
- CAETS, therefore, endorses the many recent calls to decrease and control greenhouse gas emissions to an acceptable level as quickly as possible.
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