All Climate crisis articles – Page 10

  • ESG

    McBains appoints head of new ESG arm


    Property and construction consultancy McBains has appointed Tassos Kougionis to head a new business unit focused on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).

  • Housebuilding

    Why retrofitting buildings is so vital


    Editor: In the context of COP26 and the heightened urgency for decarbonisation strategies, retrofitting existing buildings for new purposes is a positive measure to ensure the sustainability of the housing sector. Crucially, retrofitting also helps to address the chronic housing crisis in this country.

  • Wooden geodesic dome

    Let’s take a fresh look at timber


    After the Tulip was refused planning permission earlier this month, Property Week asked if the era of tall buildings in London was coming to an end.

  • COP26 sign

    COP26: reasons to be cheerful


    One of the most dangerous symptoms of climate anxiety is a feeling that the problems are too great and we can’t – as individuals or industries – make a difference.

  • Climate change

    Muse Developments outlines sustainable strategy


    Muse Developments has unveiled its sustainable delivery strategy.

  • GPA sustainability shot

    GPA appoints Atkins to drive push towards net zero


    The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed Atkins as its sustainability partner to lead the government’s drive towards net zero by 2050.

  • Town house

    Ecotek Homes and Gresham House form green JV


    Ecotek Homes and specialist investment group Gresham House have formed a strategic partnership to deliver affordable multi-tenure green homes in UK urban fringes.

  • Business people

    Young professionals seek climate-conscious careers


    Editor: My generation has grown up listening to leaders talk about the climate crisis. But we are still on track for disastrous levels of global heating far in excess of the limits in the Paris climate agreement.

  • Construction

    Property podcast: Technology can fix “antiquated” construction industry and enable Government to meet net zero targets


    Mark Farmer, chief executive of Cast and Chris Bone, co-founder of digital ConTech firm Modulous, sat down with Andrew Teacher from Blackstock Consulting in the latest episode of BossCast to discuss how construction is getting on five years after the Farmer Review warned the sector must “modernise or die”.

  • Train platform

    Rail is a key route to level up UK


    Storms in the Midlands ahead of COP26 felled trees and cancelled rail services, forcing some delegates to seek alternatives such as flying or hiring a car. The incident brought into focus not only the impacts of climate change, but the importance of a resilient public transport network.

  • Michael Gove

    Planet Property is turning green


    The age-old development model rests on the bedrock of being able to build back better – and the bigger the better. But this assumption is being undermined by climate change concerns, amplified by COP26 this month.

  • Austin Heath

    A green future for later living


    Many in the retirement sector are embracing the sustainability agenda.

  • Green office roof solar panels

    The industry must act now on climate


    As world leaders turn their attention to tackling climate change following COP26 in Glasgow and governments develop key commitments, this is an opportunity for industry to step up and do its part. Because if there is one thing we have learned from recent climate research, it’s that we do not ...

  • Housebuilding

    ​Embodied carbon remains the elephant in the room


    COP26 laid bare the acknowledgement of a climate emergency, with consequent declarations and legislation asserting political will, albeit not going far enough in some minds. 

  • Planning

    Government unveils playbook for decarbonising public sector property


    The cabinet office has published a guide to decarbonising public-sector buildings and creating a net zero public estate.

  • Climate protest

    ​COP26: reasons to be cheerful


    One of the most dangerous symptoms of climate anxiety is a feeling that the world’s problems are just too great and that we can’t – as individuals or even industries – make a difference. It’s enough to demotivate even the most strident environmentalist. 

  • Climate change

    ​Commonplace: Giving everyone a role in solving climate change


    What if there was a way for every local community to have an immediate and positive influence on the way that their neighbourhood adapts to climate change? Commonplace has been showing exactly how it can be done.

  • Decarbonisation

    ULI decarbonisation project secures industry backing


    The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has kicked off a decarbonisation project in partnership with several major real estate companies to help the built environment in Europe achieve net zero.

  • ESG

    More than half of institutional investors in Aviva study commit to net zero targets


    Some 52% of insurers and 50% of pension funds have committed to achieving net zero by 2050 – an increase of 12 percentage points over the past 12 months, according to the latest Aviva Investors Real Assets Study.

  • Digital automation

    Committing to ESG


    As COP26 has shone a spotlight on the need for collective action to reach net zero, how is the logistics industry advancing in this changing landscape?