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RIBA responds to the Committee on Climate Change progress report

10 July 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today, Wednesday 10 July, responded to the Committee on Climate Change ‘Progress in preparing for climate change’ report.

RIBA President, Ben Derbyshire said, “It is deeply concerning that the progress report published today reveals the clear lack of long-term planning for managing the climate crisis. The built environment contributes approximately 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint – tackling this should be at the heart of the solution. This is why the RIBA has declared a climate emergency and strongly recommends regulatory standards for new buildings and refurbishments to deliver net zero carbon by 2030. If we are to build the sustainable homes and buildings of the future, collaboration is key. We will work with government and across industry to do everything possible to reach the 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions target.”

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Notes to editors:

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