How construction can play a concrete role in mitigating climate change
Buildings and construction are responsible for nearly 40 per cent of energy-related carbon emissions in the world – so we know where to start if we want to make a difference
Construction Declares is a global petition uniting all strands of construction and the built environment together to make a commitment to take positive action in response to climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse.
Its call for action is a simple yet powerful one: “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.”
Add to that the new US administration’s policy U-turn in both acknowledging and committing to fight climate change by...
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