Viewpoint: Racing to zero: isn't it time you committed to emission reduction targets

Author: Sarah Prichard and David Leversha

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5 July 2021

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Viewpoint: Racing to zero: isn't it time you committed to emission reduction targets

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Author

Sarah Prichard and David Leversha

Date published

5 July 2021

Author

Sarah Prichard and David Leversha

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Free

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Buro Happold and WSP UK have committed to reducing the carbon emissions of their designs by 50% by 2030. In this article, Sarah Prichard and David Leversha set out the rationale for this target, explain how they plan to achieve this, and encourage other firms to join them in setting an ambitious agenda for governments to follow as we approach the COP26 climate summit.

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PDF
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2
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Climate change Leadership Opinion Issue 7

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