Beyond COP 26: our action programme
01 March / 10.30-11.30
COP26 has been the key focus for 2021, a year when the world would come together to agree and affirm its collective actions to limit the impact of climate change. In 2022 the many pressures on us to act now are still with us. The physical impacts of climate change that we are already experiencing highlight the need for developing long-term resilience at the same time as reducing emissions, restoring natural resources and biodiversity, ensuring a sustainable food supply and recognising the impacts of climate change on human health and wellbeing. While the COP has agreed global targets and actions, we also need to act locally and put our own house in order.
This session will focus on the actions that the UK construction industry will be taking – starting now.
Shaun Spiers, Executive Director, Green Alliance
Hannah Vickers, Co2nstructZero, Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Chief of Staff, Mace Group
Rachel Skinner, Past-President, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Executive Director, WSP
Simon Foxell, Construction Industry Council (CIC) Climate Change Panel, The Architects Practice and the Edge
Sunand Prasad Chair, UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), Co-founder Penoyre Prasad Architects and Past-President, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)