TB+A at COP26: Decarbonising the built environment

For the first time, the UN's annual COP26 climate conference will address carbon emissions from buildings at a day dedicated to the built environment. Held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12th November, COP26 aims to tackle global climate change head-on with discussions on everything from gender to nature, finance to transport.

Fundamental to many of these topics, the built environment has a critical role to play in mitigating climate change, responsible for 39% of the UK’s energy-related CO2 emissions. That’s why the Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day is so vital, as an industry it’s our opportunity to commit to taking decisive action to protect our world. 

As a socially responsible and ethical partnership, our goals are strongly aligned with the objectives of the UN Climate Change Summit. Throughout COP26, we participated in a number of industry-led events associated and coinciding with the summit and are registered participants of the UK-GBC programme of events.

Our adoption of the 1.5 deg C science-based targets have lead us to become a forerunner in the ‘Race to Zero’ with real action across our operations and supply chain. We are registered members through the Business Ambition for 1.5C initiative, joining a broad coalition of businesses and organisations to address the climate emergency.


Commercial Partner for Build Better Now   

The UK Green Building Council (the UK-GBC) Build Better Now Virtual Pavilion unites the built environment sector at COP26 providing a strong voice which aims to encourage engagement with the issues in a number of ways: 

  • A virtual exhibition area showcasing best practice examples of carbon reduction in practice

  • Online events including tours, presentations, and panel discussions

As a commercial partner, TB+A is supporting the UK-GBC Virtual Pavilion with visionary, useful content, insightful speakers and network engagement.