Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh Takes Part in the 1st SCCEE International Virtual Conference

AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), has participated in the First Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCEE) International Virtual Conference entitled ‘Building the Future - Innovations and Challenges in Sustainable Civil Engineering’.

In his statement He stressed the importance of innovation as the only way for nations’ advancement in the knowledge era the world is currently going through. He added that innovation has been his goal and objective throughout his life and his business journey, pointing out that every humanbeing has only two options: either to innovate or perish. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh also stated that “Change is the only constant”, and the civil engineering field is no exception to this, as while tools have evolved, needs and circumstances have differed. That is in addition to the emergence of new methods of construction, which require holding conferences on innovation in civil engineering. 

Moreover, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh recalled his role in the first United Nations Initiative during (1991-1996) on climate change in his tenure as the Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (UNISAR). The Initiative’s report concluded that it is important to take action to address climate change which is considered the greatest threat the world faces today.

Therefore, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed the urgent need to change our use of traditional construction methods in favor of more ecologically friendly ones, employ renewable and recyclable resources, and avoid traditional materials whose extraction produces significant harmful emissions. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh underlined the need to design our buildings to become environmentally friendly; to enhance health and resilience; and help reduce negative impact on the natural environment.
In light of this, he concluded by saying that enormous challenges face this field, but creativity could positively and effectively overcome all of them.

At the end of his participation, and in his capacity as the Honorary Chair of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his pride in the new generation of engineers for their dedication to learning and acquiring the necessary skills on their journey of change.