Tag Archives: Sustainability

ICE hosts sustainable infrastructure event


The ICE and the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) are hosting a free online event about making infrastructure more sustainable.

The event will present two different policy tools: Unep’s International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure and the ICE-led Enabling Better Infrastructure guidance. It will also showcase ways that officials and…

‘Multi-dimensional’ approach needed to tackle sustainability challenges


The construction industry faces urgent sustainability risks and finding solutions to the challenges we face requires looking at the issues from a multi-dimensional point of view.

One of the most critical challenges is that the built environment contributes 39% of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with the construction industry…

Future Challenges | WSP on climate change and adaptability


There are opportunities as well as challenges in readying infrastructure to cope with climate change.

Designing infrastructure to ensure that it remains resilient in the face of climate change is becoming more urgent – but effective adaptation involves more than just making it tougher or bigger.  There is increasing awareness that…

‘Traditions’ hinder the construction industry’s efforts to cut carbon


A change of mindset among construction firms and their clients is essential to meet net zero target, according to the panel of industry experts at Copper Consultancy’s 'Net Zero: A Material Consideration' event.

Murphy & Sons group director of safety, health, environmental and sustainability John Kinirons believes that one of obstacles…

Majority of Network Rail suppliers pledge to cut carbon emissions


Over two thirds (67%) of Network Rail’s suppliers have signed up to the organisation’s Science Based Targets initiative, which focuses on the reduction of its carbon emissions.

The initiative, part of Network Rail’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy announced in 2020, sets targets to limit carbon emissions according to a 1.5°C degree global…

What UK construction bosses think is most important for sustainable design


A new report by engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons, based on interviews with 100 senior executives of UK construction firms that have been collectively involved in £26.6bn projects last year, has demonstrated the industry’s increasing focus on sustainable design.  

The findings of the Sustainable by design report indicate that construction firms…