UKGBC Net-Zero Commitment

31st May 2019

The letter of support for the Committee on Climate Change (CCC’s) recommendation to legislate this target has been supported majorly by members of the construction and property management sector. Over a third of the signatories were UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) members, showing the dedication and support from organisations in the built environment.

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment challenges companies, cities, states and regions to reach Net Zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050. By setting ambitious ‘absolute’ targets, the Commitment aims to maximise the chances of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees, and ideally below 1.5 degrees, by drastically reducing operating emissions from buildings.

The Commitment provides a framework for organisations to develop globally ambitious yet locally relevant, flexible and universally viable solutions for their portfolio to both reduce energy demand and achieve net zero carbon emissions.

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