OVER 120 business leaders have written to the Prime Minister urging the Government to adopt the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendation for a UK 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target.
A third of the signatories are UKGBC members, reflecting a strong appetite for climate action from the construction and property sector.
The letter has been coordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group in conjunction with business networks including UKGBC, The CBI, Aldersgate Group and IIGCC.
Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC said: “The writing is on the wall for business and policymakers alike: the time for climate action is now. This letter demonstrates that the climate crisis is rising to the top of boardroom agendas by the sheer number of business heavyweights calling for Government to legislate for a net zero carbon UK.
“No doubt many of these leaders recognise the growing opportunities of transforming their businesses for a net zero carbon economy. Given that the built environment contributes around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, this is particularly true of the construction and property industry, so we’re delighted to see so many of our members as signatories on this letter.”
UKGBC member signatories to the letter are:
Allies and Morrison
Argent (Property Development) Services LLP
Barratt Developments Plc
Bennetts Associates Architects
Geoffrey Osborne Limited
Grosvenor Britain and Ireland
Hermes Investment Management
Hoare Lea LLP
Lipton Rogers Developments LLP
Mitsubishi Electric, Living Environmental Systems UK
Mott MacDonald Limited
Multiplex Construction Europe Limited
Redevco UK Ltd
The Crown Estate
Troup Bywaters + Anders