University of London - Zero Carbon Estates Handbook

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The world is on a precipice. In a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change it states ‘limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050. This means that any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing CO2
from the air. (IPCC, 2018)’

The University of London aims to lead the Higher Education (HE) sector in responding to the urgent need for action on climate change, bringing together the willing, the innovative and the professional staff and policy makers who will ultimately enact the higher education sector’s response to climate change. The first step in this was to invite over 200 people from higher education, local government,
architecture and design to Senate House in London to create the foundations for a document that can be used as a tool for guidance in achieving net zero emissions in the built environment.

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