Whole Life Carbon Roadmap

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a consultation inviting construction industry feedback on the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap draft proposals

UKGBC is developing a Whole Life Carbon Roadmap which aims to provide a common vision and agreed actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation and demolition of buildings and infrastructure.

UKGBC is seeking feedback from stakeholders interested in delivering a net zero built environment.

Proposals outlined in the draft Roadmap span the buildings sector and affect all domestic and non-domestic new builds, retrofits, and infrastructure.

There are three key elements within the Roadmap consultation draft where feedback is being sought:

  • A Net Zero Scenari calculating an emissions budget and trajectory to 2050  for  the UK Built Environment sector, based on existing data and forward-looking projections.
  • Government and Local Authority Policy Recommendations that set out the critical policies and milestones needed to accelerate the built environment sector’s decarbonisation.
  • A Stakeholder Action Plan that identifies key actions required for stakeholders within the built environment.

An opportunity to ask questions

UKGBC is hosting a webinar on 28 July to provide an overview of the draft Roadmap proposals and consultation process and offer participants the opportunity to ask questions.

Formal feedback on the Roadmap proposals will need to be submitted via the consultation survey to be considered.

The draft proposals have been developed with input from four industry Task Groups and a Steering Group, compromised of over 90 built environment experts.

All feedback gathered during the consultation will be reviewed with the Task Groups and Steering Group and will play a key role in finalising the Roadmap for publication at COP26 in November 2021.

Sign up for the workshop here.

The deadline for responding to this consultation is 15 August.


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