Last week, the world’s leading politicians, top policy wonks and the most decorated climate scientists are gathering in Katowice in Poland for COP24, the UN’s climate change conference. As with most of the climate change conferences in recent history, the backdrop is grim.
2020-06-12T06:00:00+01:00By Alinea, Orms and Targeting Zero
Net zero carbon no longer refers only to a building’s operational use, as the construction stage can account for half or more of all carbon emissions. So, how is whole life carbon measured, and how can office developments reach the goal of net zero?
Oceans of plastic waste are created each year by the construction industry, and the public is calling for action. So what are construction firms doing to reduce their discarded plastic, and what more could be done?
The National Infrastructure Commission’s landmark report this month seemed to sound the death knell for nuclear energy new-build, calling for a large-scale shift to renewables by 2050 – and for only one more nuclear power station approval by 2025. But are we really likely to get 90% of Britain’s electricity ...