Over the last 17 months, we’ve had extraordinary crisis after extraordinary crisis, which followed several years of Brexit unrest. It is understandable that these events may have encouraged a more short-term view of life, with a focus on the current problem at hand. However, the recent report by the IPCC shows that we can no longer afford to ignore or fail to properly consider the future impacts of our actions (or inaction!) delay.
The built environment is responsible for a substantial portion of the UK’s carbon emissions, but it may be in a better position today to tackle this with Net Zero Carbon agendas being embedded in ESG frameworks and greener buildings now becoming the standard for occupiers. But we, as an industry have a responsibility to ensure that these targets are met.