Thu, 16 Jan



Climate Change | Start of a New Decade| What Needs to Happen in 2020

We are delighted to share Gary Clark, Chair of RIBA Sustainable Futures Group and Regional Leader, Science + Technology, HOK London Studio, will talk about the actions we must take to address Climate Change.

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Climate Change | Start of a New Decade| What Needs to Happen in 2020

Time & Location

16 Jan 2020, 08:00 – 9:30

HOK, 90 Whitfield St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4EZ, UK

About The Event

The United Nations and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have defined that to fundamentally address the climate emergency, a 7.6% reduction in carbon emissions per year until 2030 must be carried out with immediate effect. The UK construction industry contributes 40% of the UK's carbon emissions and therefore this aim has been embedded into the RIBA 2030 Challenge, which was launched in late 2019.

As we head into 2020, Gary Clark will stress the importance of why the entire construction industry should take RIBA’s 2030 Climate Challenge of designing and constructing net zero buildings now. Sharing a preview of; RIBA’s Plan of Work 2.0, Suite of RIBA Sustainability Guidance, RIBA Sustainable Outcomes, Sustainability Overlay and RIBA Plan for Use, Gary will highlight the key steps and actions that the construction industry needs to make to deliver this net zero sustainable future now. Climate Change is fundamental to the health of our planet and Gary will advocate that we are at the point of no return and how as an industry, we must act now.