UK-GBC reacts to Queen’s Speech
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today responded to the Queen’s Speech delivered at the state opening of parliament.
Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UK-GBC said:
“This Queen’s Speech highlighted the importance of certainty for businesses and reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to the Paris Agreement. The Clean Growth Plan must deliver this certainty and drive action on reducing carbon emissions. With Brexit top of the agenda, the Great Repeal Bill should not see a watering down of the environmental protections and climate policies we enjoy today as EU members.
“We welcome the commitment to building the homes the country badly needs and the focus on modern methods of construction - which can deliver high-quality homes at the scale required. Sustainable construction has the potential to create high-skilled jobs and position the UK as a leader in low-carbon technology, so it must be placed at the heart of our Industrial Strategy.”
UK-GBC is an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment.
A charity with over 400 member organisations spanning the entire value chain, we represent the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders who are striving for transformational change.
We inspire, challenge and empower our members, helping them to identify and adopt the most sustainable, viable solutions.
We also engage our members in advocating a progressive message to government, informing and influencing policy.