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IEEE was represented on a panel session at COP26, a prominent, large global gathering on climate change, that took place in November in Scotland. Bruno Meyer and Tariq Durrani represented IEEE and share what they learned at COP26 and the opportunities for IEEE and its members to get involved in addressing solutions for the problems discussed at COP26.


  • Introduction and background to COP26 and Decisions made there - Tariq S Durrani
  • Presentation of the webinar presented at COP26 - Bruno Meyer & Tariq Durrani
  • Future directions and next steps for IEEE - Bruno Meyer


Tariq Durrani
Research Professor at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland

From 2000-2006 Tariq Durrani was Deputy Principal responsible for Staff Development, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Centre for Lifelong Learning and the University’s IT and computing infrastructure. His research covers Communications, Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Technology Management. He has authored 360 publications; supervised 45 PhDs, and has held Visiting appointments at Princeton, University of Southern California, Stirling, and Tianjin Normal University, China. He has been the 2013-16 Vice President (International) Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is a Member of the International Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was 2006-07 President IEEE Engineering Management Society; 1994-95 President IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has been 2009-2011 EMEA Regional Director for IEEE Communications Society and 2010-11 Vice President IEEE Educational Activities Board. In 2019, UNESCO appointed him as Co-Chair Advisory Board for the UNESCO Engineering II Report entitled “Engineering the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Current and future trends in engineering around the world”.

Bruno Meyer
IEEE Technical Activities Board Vice President 2022

Bruno Meyer is a consultant in energy and telecommunication. Previously, he was a senior advisor at RTE, the French electric Transmission System Operator. From 2011 until 2016, he was the CEO of ARTERIA, the telecommunications subsidiary of RTE. From 1985 to 2010 he was at EDF, one of the world’s major utilities in 1985. There, he held several positions including VP for EDF’s R&D on Transmission & Distribution, and director of departments covering the fields of power systems and power grid technology. He has published more than 50 scientific and conference papers including a book on power system simulation. He is an IEEE Fellow (2008). Meyer was a member of IEEE Board of Directors (2018-2019), IEEE Technical activities Board (2018-2019) and IEEE Power & Energy Society Governing Board (2005-2008 and 2017-2019). He holds a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University, an M.Sc. University of Sao Paulo (USP) and B.Sc. from Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp).


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