the Edge Climate Action Round Table
Organisations from the built environment collaborate to meet the UK net zero carbon objectives.
On the 20 June 2019 representatives from 25 built and natural environment and other stakeholder organisations met with the Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), Lord Deben, to discuss the need for action in the face of climate breakdown. The meeting accepted in full the CCC's recommendations in their May 2019 report that the UK must and would be able to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and welcomed the Government's announcement that this was shortly to be enshrined in legislation.
The following organisations* have now agreed to collaborate on an urgent and concerted response to achieving the 2050 target; to continue to work together to establish shared standards and practice; and to build professional resources, capacity and competencies within the sector capable of meeting that aim both domestically and then internationally. The organisations have accepted the invitation of the CCC to co-operate on meeting the UK net zero carbon objectives.
*CIAT, BSI, CAA, CABE, CIBSE, CIEH, CIOB, CPA, Forum for the Future, GHA, ICE, InnovateUK, IStructE, LI, RIBA, RICS, SocEnv, the Edge, UKBEAG, UKGBC
Commenting on the statement, Francesca Berriman, CEO and a member of the Edge said it is critically important that the industry takes positive and active action.
"CIAT's strategic plan (2018-2023) considers economic, social, environmental, technological, sustainable environmental factors and policies and has a particular focus on the ongoing need to up-skill in a fast changing world, being mindful of significant changes that will have an impact on the industry following high-profile building failures such as Grenfell, together with the as yet unknown effect of Brexit, the world economy, climate change and developments in education and training.
CIAT has a Climate Change policy, and sustainable principals and sustainability is integral through the AT QAA Subject Benchmark Statement, which all our Accredited Programmes must comply with."
Read our Climate Change policy here