PRESS RELEASE: Construction and property business leaders dominate list of heavyweight firms calling for net zero carbon UK by 2050

More than 120 prominent business leaders have written to the Prime Minister urging the Government to adopt the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendation for a UK 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target. A third of the signatories are UKGBC members, reflecting a strong appetite for climate action from the construction and property sector.
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May 31, 2019

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The letter has been coordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group in conjunction with business networks including UKGBC, The CBI, Aldersgate Group and IIGCC. The letter was profiled in the Financial Times and is available here.

Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC said:

“The writing’s on the wall for business and policymakers alike: the time for climate action is now. This letter demonstrates that the climate crisis is rising to the top of boardroom agendas by the sheer number of business heavyweights calling for Government to legislate for a net zero carbon UK. No doubt many of these leaders recognise the growing opportunities of transforming their businesses for a net zero carbon economy. Given that the built environment contributes around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, this is particularly true of the construction and property industry, so we’re delighted to see so many of our members as signatories on this letter.”

UKGBC member signatories to the letter:

Allies and Morrison

Argent (Property Development) Services LLP

Arup

Atelier Ten

Avison Young

Barratt Developments Plc

Bennetts Associates Architects

Black Architecture

BPF

British Land

Bruntwood

Carbon Credentials

CBRE

chapmanbdsp

Cundall

Ecovivid

Elementa

FORE

Geoffrey Osborne Limited

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

GS8

Hanson UK

Hermes Investment Management

Hillbreak

Hoare Lea LLP

Igloo

JLL

Lendlease Europe

Lipton Rogers Developments LLP

Mitsubishi Electric, Living Environmental Systems UK

Mott MacDonald Limited

Multiplex Construction Europe Limited

Redevco UK Ltd

RIBA

SEGRO

Sheppard Robson

Skanska UK

StudioDS

TFT

The Crown Estate

Troup Bywaters + Anders

UKGBC

Volans

Willmott Dixon

WSP

XCO2

-ENDS-

Notes to editors

The letter is available here.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group’s press release is available here.