COURSE: Delivering Net Zero Commitments

Interactive workshop to help built environment organisations define their decarbonisation pathway and the progress needed to deliver on net zero commitments.
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When

June 22, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where

Online

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The momentum around net zero is building, with over 30 of the UK’s FTSE100 companies signed up to the United Nation’s Race to Zero campaign, representing a total market capital of £650 billion. Similarly, 42 UKGBC members have become signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, representing over 4,700 buildings and 16.7 million square metres of floor space.

Setting an organisational target to be net zero is becoming increasingly important for UKGBC members and other built environment organisations, especially in the run-up to COP26 and the Race to Zero campaign. However, organisations committing to net zero is only the first step of the journey, and successfully delivering against any commitments is imperative to mitigating the worst effects of climate change.

In this session, you will hear from built environment organisations on how they are leading the transition required to deliver against net zero commitments.

Overview

Following on from our ‘Setting a Net Zero Target’ workshop in February 2021, this workshop will recap  UKGBC’s Climate Commitment Platform, illustrating the ambitious commitments leading organisations are making. We will then explore how different organisations have defined their pathway to net zero and the progress they are making to delivering on these commitments.

Hearing from three featured organisations spanning the built environment value chain, we will be exploring the following questions:

  1. What does committing to ‘net zero’ mean to different organisations?
  2. What are the key challenges in the transition to net zero?
  3. What are the decision-making processes behind delivering internal climate commitments?
  4. What does a net zero built environment ‘look like’?
  5. What are the key actions needed by the industry over the next decade?

There will be a practical workshop session to understand how the learnings can be applied to your organisation.

Who should attend? 

We recommend this workshop to anyone who’s organisation is either thinking about, about to, or already set a net zero commitment, or is interested in the journey other built environment organisations are taking to reach theirs.

Why attend? 

Attend this workshop if you want to gain a understand the steps involved in setting and working towards organisational net zero commitments.

Speakers

  • Karl Desai, Senior Advisor – Advancing Net Zero, UKGBC
  • Anna Hollyman, Sustainability Advisor, UKGBC
  • More TBC