EVENT: Infrastructure Forum on defining Net Zero Infrastructure

A UKGBC-member workshop to discuss if a clear definition for Net Zero Infrastructure is required, and if so, how best can this be approached and what the key challenges are.
Aerial View of a Highway Intersection

When

July 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Where

Online

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The UK government has legislated to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. With a planned infrastructure pipeline of >£600bn over the next decade, the decarbonisation of the infrastructure sector will be critical in reaching this target. This has especially become pertinent in calls for a ‘green recovery’ in the context of Covid-19. 

Previous UKGBC studies indicated that greater clarity is required in defining and delivering an agreed net zero infrastructure target which organisations and projects can work towards. Central to this challenge is whether a clear and viable definition of net zero across the infrastructure industry currently exists. This workshop seeks to explore whether there is a need for such a definition, and if so, how best can this be approached, what the key challenges are and who are the key stakeholders that need to be involved. 

Background

UKGBC is part of an industry coalition set up to support the UK transition to a net-zero GHG economy by 2050. The coalition was formed in 2019 by Mott MacDonald and includes Transport for London, Skanska, The Carbon Trust, amongst others. This workshop is part of a series of work packages aimed to help inform industry and Government on how to deliver infrastructure in line with the net-zero 2050 target.

To express an interest in signing up, please contact Emily.Huynh@ukgbc.org