Building towards net zero

Sustainability, net zero, ESG. All topics that are (or should be) at the top of every organisation’s agenda. But many are confused about what they should be doing, and indeed exactly how we define net zero.

The general response from most environmentalists and climate change experts is that it is time for action, given that we are now in a climate emergency.

The UK government has targeted 2050 for net zero emissions (along with the Welsh and NI Assembly, and Scotland earlier at 2045), with a target of a 78% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035 announced in April this year. Many local authorities and public bodies have set targets earlier than 2050.

Many of our clients are asking themselves these very questions. And so, in order to support and advise them, we have produced a report, Building towards net zero, with the assistance of Professor Sean Smith, Chair of Future Construction, School of Engineering and Director of the Centre for Future Infrastructure, Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

Download the overview report here or register for your copy of the full research paper here.

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If you would like to discuss the report in more detail please do get in touch.

  • Stuart Pemble

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  • Carla Parsons

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Stuart Pemble, Professor Sean Smith and Carla Parsons on 29 April 2021 address the ‘foundations’ of the movement towards net zero and what we mean by net zero.
Carla Parsons, a Construction and Projects lawyer at Mills & Reeve with a special interest in ESG (Environmental Social Governance) deals with what is meant by ESG; why you need to know about ESG and what you need to be considering to ensure that your business is addressing ESG.
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