Cundall signs the Climate and Biodiversity emergency declaration Share this article

Cundall joins 31 structural and 10 building services engineering practices who have signed the declaration and made their commitment to engineering outcomes that have a more positive impact on the world around us. The Engineers declaration acknowledges that buildings and the construction industry accounts for nearly 40% of energy related carbon dioxide emissions and has significant impact on our natural habits.

The aims of the declarations include:

  • To raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst out clients, collaborators and supply chains
  • Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices and a higher governmental funding priority to support this
  • Evaluate all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown.

Cundall is committed to delivering positive change in the world and last year launched a Sustainability Roadmap, One Planet, Once Chance. The roadmap and action plan set clear targets for six key impact areas including Climate Positive Action, Zero Carbon Energy and Materials and Supply Chain.

Lee Leston-Jones, Structural Partner said: “It is great to see the increasing awareness of the significant contribution Civil and Structural Engineers can make towards the challenges of climate change and biodiversity. This is an aspect we recognised in our updated Roadmap with a strong focus on resource efficiency / impacts and climate resilience, and we are fully committed to sharing our findings to help move the industry forwards through open collaboration.”

15 Jul 2019

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