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In 2022, The GATE Initiative as described below is a big step up in activity for the members and trustees with objectives for 2022-24. Please support the Initiative with a donation, joining GATE, and sharing information with others. 

Donations will support the following activities:

  • Organization of the Bi-Annual November International e-Conference (Organizer services cost $22,000 USD)
  • Front office handling of membership applications, website management and answering emails (admin cost $50,000 USD)
  • Example Projects editing, checking and preparing for member's access in website (postgraduate students @ $20/hr cost $24,000 USD)
  • Website support, domain name and hosting ($2000 USD)
  • Marketing and Outreach ($10,000 USD)
  • Grants in Aide for engineers to do the online course ($500 USD Each)

GATE Mission

The mission of Transition Engineers is to create innovations that disrupt the business as usual course, effectively manage the risks of un-sustainable resource use and destructive environmental impacts by carrying out shift projects for existing engineered systems and existing businesses and organisations. Shift projects achieve the COP21 Paris Agreement requirement of 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Global Association for Transition Engineering provides a membership and support network, a platform for carrying out research, teaching and certification and a forum for communicating successful projects that rapidly reduce fossil fuel use and manage restricted production of these valuable resources over the long term.



GATE Founding Documents

Founding Tenets


Code of Conduct

Transition Engineering Foundation Concepts

Engineers work directly for private good, but also have a social responsibility. Just over 100 years ago the relatively new fields of industrial and civil engineering made a major evolutionary leap when safety engineering was born out of human response of 62 engineers to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster. Transition Engineering applies the same concepts that guide the practice of safety engineering to the project of energy and material transition.

  • Prevent what is preventable 
  • Be honest with employers and the public about the problems and the possible solutions
  • Professional engineering work must be based on knowledge and experience
  • Follow, and contribute to, the professional standards to protect life and health, now and in the future, by right of responsibility

Download the Paper published in 2013 that presents the foundation concepts for TE.

The story of GATE

The story of GATE

Details  The story of Transition Engineering is a convergence of professional engineers seeking more impactful approaches to sustainability, and academics building methodology and tools that deal with the complexity of change to address un-sustainability risks and issues. 

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Details  Transition Engineering has emerged out of research into energy engineering, but in challenging and complex relationships with society, policy, transport, buildings, economics and un-sustainability. Some very special people have taken years out of their lives to boldly go where no-one has gone before, and to push their creativity to the absolute limits by taking on the truly heretical question of how do we engineer the future that society wants rather than the one we are heading for.Link    Research 
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Details  Pervasive risks of un-sustainability pose challenges in all disciplines.We don't need another interest group, but we do need urgent action. All engineering disciplines are responsible for the projects that will change engineered systems to prevent what is preventable. 

GATE is engineers and scientists joining together, giving themselves permission to look for the path-break from business as usual. Transition Engineering is not a big program with complex formulas - it is an extremely courageous act looking for the downshift in your own organisation.