Bringing the built environment together to discuss solutions for a low carbon future for London
To meet the Paris Agreement declaration and limit global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the Mayor of London has declared a climate emergency, committing to become carbon neutral by 2050, followed by the UK Government who passed a legally binding law to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The built environment currently accounts for at least 40% of the total carbon emissions in UK, and massive changes are needed from the sector to drastically reduce the environmental impact on the planet. This will require all new buildings to be net zero carbon by 2030 and all existing ones by 2050.
How does COVID-19 impact on the ambition for London to be Zero Carbon? Can the capital develop a green recovery strategy that support the economy and the creation of while addressing the climate challenge? What would be the role of the build environment in the green recovery?
This year-round programme brings together built environment professionals and decision makers to share best practise and accelerate solutions to stop climate change and create a greener, zero-carbon London.
- Achieving net zero
- Green Recovery
- Circular Economy and sustainable materials
- Green infrastructure
PROPOSED UPCOMING ACTIVITY
- Net Zero Expert Panel, July 2020
- Research, digital paper, October 2020
2019 – Net-zero: key agenda for London, Think Tank
2019 – Designing for a changing climate — towards zero-carbon London Half-day conference,
2019 – Living Walls — London Wall Place, Study Tour
2019 – Past and future heroes — inspiration for a sustainable future, NLA talk at FutureBuild 2019
2018 – Embedding the circular economy in London, Half-day conference
2018 – Natural Cities: Can London become the ‘greenest global city’? Breakfast Talk
2018 – How can businesses contribute to London’s clean air? Lunchtime talk
2018 – The future of sustainability certifications, Think Tank
2018 – London’s air pollution — ideas for a healthier and greener city, NLA event for EcoBuild 2018
2018 – Building a carbon neutral London — an architects’ response, NLA event for EcoBuild 2018
2018 – London 2050: is a greener, zero-carbon city possible? Pecha Kucha
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