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Embodied carbon regulation: alignment of industry policy recommendations

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A joint call to action from 11 major organisations in the built environment sector asking political leaders to include in their manifestoes a commitment to move to reduce embodied carbon emissions in construction within two years of starting government.

Embodied carbon emissions are related to the production and use of construction materials. They total 64 million tonnes CO2e per year, around 10% of the UK’s emissions, and more than the country’s aviation and shipping emissions combined. Despite their magnitude, and precedent overseas, embodied carbon emissions are unregulated in the UK.
The downloadable policy paper is signed by:
  • Association for Consultancy and Engineering
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Chartered Institution of Buildings Services Engineers
  • Construction Industry Council
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Part Z
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • UK Built Environment Declares
  • UK Green Building Council