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21 OCT 2021


With the eyes of the world watching, ACE members lead industry response at COP26

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) have finalised details of its COP26 event, Construction: The Built Environment. The session is part  of the official programme of events taking place in the Conference's Green Zone on built environment day on 11 November 2021.

It will explore how its ConstructZero industry-change programme is leading industry’s efforts to meet the Prime Minister's 2035 Net Zero target. Featuring a range of industry leaders from across construction, it also features a number of representatives of ACE members, including Sarah Linell, a Sustainability Engineer and young professional from Cundall.

Sarah will co-chair the session which will also feature the Prime Minister's Net Zero champion, Andrew Griffifth MP.

Actuate UK, Saint Gobain and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) will share how they, as ConstructZero partners, are already advancing the importance of retrofit, materials, and design/professional services in delivering Net Zero. Business Champions Keltbray, Travis Perkins, as well as ACE members Atkins and Costain, will identify some of the major challenges they face, and share best practice.

Finally, a short film specially comissioned for the event, 'Building a Greener Britain' will be premiered. It reaches out into local communities, demonstrating some of the great work taking place across the sector up and down the land.

You can book tickets to built environment day at COP26 here. As with all COP26 events, it also takes place online at their YouTube channel

Chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), Andy Mitchell said: "The world will be watching as the Construction Leadership Council takes the stage as part of events at COP26. I am delighted with our line-up of industry experts who can speak about the role that construction can play in delivering net zero carbon. We hope that they can lead change not just in the UK but promote better outcomes for construction worldwide.”

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