Milestone in UKGBC carbon zero programme

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As part of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Advancing Net Zero Carbon project a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to becoming net zero carbon by 2050, was presented this week. This is in line with the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement. Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP will a keynote address to over 150 attendees at the framework launch event in Parliament. The report follows six months of intense industry engagement, involving over 180 experts and stakeholders from across the built environment value chain, and is supported by 13 trade associations and industry bodies including BPF, RICS and RIBA. It provides an overarching framework of consistent principles and metrics that can be integrated into tools, policies and practices, and aims to build consensus in the industry on the approach to decarbonising buildings. The net zero carbon programme that was launched in February this year, is supported by the Redevco Foundation as a lead partner.

Clemens Brenninkmeijer, Board Member of the Redevco Foundation and Head of Sustainable Business Operations at Redevco, “The Redevco Foundation supports initiatives that aim to increase the understanding of and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, low carbon and circular built environment. The call to action can only gain traction when the sector collectively knows where it needs to go and how to get there. The cross-sector and inclusive approach of the UK-GBC’s Advancing Net Zero program is helping the industry to frame the challenges ahead and provides it with a clear definition and pathway to a net zero carbon built environment.”

The full press release as well as the report can be downloaded from: https://www.ukgbc.org/ukgbc-work/advancing-net-zero/