Bright Blue, an independent think tank and ACE member WSP have published a major essay collection outlining radical new ideas for how the UK can deliver its commitments for Net Zero by 2050.
Delivering Net Zero includes contributions from nearly 40 leading chief executives, politicians, academics and thought leaders from across the private, public and third sectors, including ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers.
The collection offers analysis and ideas across nine key areas – transport, land, utilities, buildings, industry, waste, finance, government and innovation. It aims to inspire politicians, policymakers and practitioners in advance of the COP 26 climate summit in the summer of 2021.
ACE's essay explores how the historical contributions by our sector in delivering on society’s ambitions for the environment and highlights how the engineering, infrastructure and construction sector will play a key role in delivering future net zero ambitions. The piece highlights that whilst the challenges are significant, there are many reasons to be optimistic.
Hannah Vickers said: "Like all organisations, we will need to reassess our processes and outputs, but it will be in our role as an industry facilitator that we will have the most impact. This is why we have launched our Net Zero campaign, which brings together business leaders and experts with those of our sister business group, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).
Click here to download the essay collection and read Hannah’s essay, 'Intelligent Infrastructure', on page 101.