The Built Environment Summit is a response to the publication of the Built for the Environment report ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, which starts on 1 November.
This event is essential for anyone working in the built environment: architects, engineers, surveyors, construction and demolition. It is only by coming together and addressing this as a collective that we can make real change both within our specific activities and at a national and global level.
38% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the built environment. The summit is a call to action, bringing together professionals from across the international built environment sector to address the urgent need to drive changes in behaviour to reduce carbon emissions.
We cannot meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature rise limit above pre-industrial levels without transforming the way we plan, design, build, operate and adapt our built environment.
In the lead up to COP26 the summit will demonstrate the importance of cross-industry collaboration to harness political support and embolden governments to work with the sector to decarbonise construction. The time for change is now.