WorldGBC unveils new ‘Net Zero Carbon Buildings’ signatories

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Net Zero Carbon Buildings, UK Green Building Council

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has published the latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

To mark the start of World Green Building Week 2020, the World Green Building Council has unveiled the latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings commitment.

The new signatories will be highlighted tomorrow (22 September) during UKGBC’s flagship World Green Building Week virtual event, ‘The Road to COP26’.

Minister of state for business, energy and clean growth, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, will give a keynote.

The minister will address the role of built environment businesses in showing leadership and action on the climate crisis as the UK gears up to host the UN Climate Summit, COP26, in November next year.

The commitment challenges signatories to achieve net-zero carbon in operation for all building areas under their direct control by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be net-zero carbon by 2050.

‘Act On Climate’

Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC, said: “It is fantastic to see these industry heavyweights rise to the climate emergency challenge and step up their ambition.

“The theme for this year’s World Green Building Week, ‘Act On Climate’, couldn’t be more appropriate as the need to tackle the climate crisis is brought into even sharper focus.

“We look forward to working together with these UKGBC members to help them put this Commitment into practice and accelerate the transition to a net-zero carbon built environment.”

The latest Net Zero Carbon Buildings signatories include:

These firms join hot on the heels of other UKGBC members Mott MacDonald and Tritax Big Box who were announced last month as the commitment reached the 100 signatories mark, globally.

A full list of organisations that have signed the commitment is available on WorldGBC’s website.

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