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MPs echo RIBA’s rallying cry for action on embodied carbon

The RIBA has responded to the Environmental Audit Committee’s latest report - Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction.

26 May 2022

The RIBA has responded to the Environmental Audit Committee’s latest report - Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction.   

RIBA President, Simon Allford said: 

"The Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) latest report puts into stark reality the action needed to reach net zero in the built environment. 

Having participated in the Committee's call for evidence, I am pleased to see that our key recommendations on embodied carbon have been adopted. This is a vital area where the Government’s policies on sustainability in the built environment have, to date fallen short. 

I urge the Government to adopt the EAC’s recommendations and collaborate with the construction industry, who stand ready to work hard to effectively deliver them.”  

ENDS 

Notes to editors: 

  1. Press contact: Isabel.Campbell@riba.org or +44 20 7307 3763. 
  2. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates. 

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