COP26 | Why is the market pushing for net zero faster than legislation?
On the latest episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, representatives from HBD and Cundall discuss why some developers are taking it upon themselves to get ahead of the curve in terms of their sustainability aspirations, while government legislation on the issue lags behind.
Lee Treanor, director at HDB, and Paul Kenyon, partner at multi-disciplinary practice Cundall, also explore how the term ‘net zero’ is being used and misused, and what more can be done to help people tell fact from fiction when claims about a building’s carbon credentials are made.
We also ask if a single, formalised framework like Nabers could provide the development community a clearer, more defined path towards net zero, and if brown discounts and green premiums will become a reality in the future as many predict?
This episode is part of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, which looks at sustainability solutions within the property industry ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow this month.
In each episode, guests will share actionable insights and essential evidence-based advice drawing on lessons learned from their work moving towards net zero carbon. Listen to more of our COP26 podcasts.
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