BCO ESG Webinar: Resilient Workplace, Climate Change Risks and Opportunities, 28 May 2020

Global mean temperatures have already reached 1.1°C above the pre-industrial average and are almost certain to reach the Paris Agreement’s aspirational limit of 1.5°C within the next decade. Yet most buildings and infrastructures are designed to function in the climate of the 20th century, meaning they are not fit for purpose in our current climate, let alone for further changes expected in the coming decades.

What are the risks that climate change poses to the UK commercial office sector? How can key stakeholders adapt their buildings and businesses to address these risks?

During this webinar, the BCO aunched its in-depth paper on Resilient Workplace, Climate Change Risks and Opportunities produced by Cundall for the BCO Sustainability Committee. Aimed at designers, contractors, investors, owners and developers, the report explores the issue of climate change impacts, risks and adaptation in the UK's commercial office sector. It is intended to act as a practical guide to prompt further action for BCO members in what has become a prevalent issue, not only in the construction and property industry but also in the spheres of government, media and the general public.

The webinar wias chaired by Simon Wyatt, Sustainability Partner at Cundall and member of the BCO Sustainability Committee. David Brownstein, Specialist in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption at Cundall, started the webinar with a presentation highlighting some of the key findings from the report. This was followed by a panel discussion where Simon Wyatt raised some thought-provoking questions on the subject to a panel of industry experts from Grosvenor, Multiplex and Loughborough University.

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020
Time: 11:30am BST

Cundall will be hosting a webinar on the 17 June 2020 on the findings of the paper. Please watch this space for more information shortly.

The full report is available to BCO members, please click here to view it and please click on the link below to view a summary of the report. 

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