Carbon reduction strategy for the construction industry published in the UK
The Construction Leadership Council of the UK (Construction Zero) has published a plan to reduce carbon across the construction sector, from manufacturing and design to construction and operation of assets, by proposing a nine-point plan to reduce carbon and help the construction industry to play its part in delivering the UK government’s objective of net zero for the whole economy by 2050.
There are no new solutions offered, instead the program seeks to consolidate existing initiatives into collective action.
CO2 emissions in the UK in 2018 were calculated to be 537 million tonnes. 43% of this figure were represented by transport, buildings and construction activity. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has used the Climate Change Committee’s 6th Carbon Budget to determine nine priorities across these areas.