CIAT response to new Government target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035

CIAT reacts to the Government's new carbon emissions target.

The UK Government has committed to cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.

In line with the recommendation from the independent Climate Change Committee, this sixth Carbon Budget limits the volume of greenhouse gases emitted over a 5-year period from 2033 to 2037, taking the UK more than three-quarters of the way to reaching net zero by 2050.

The new target will become enshrined in law by the end of June 2021.

CIAT President, Eddie Weir PCIAT, said:

"The ambitious climate change target laid out by UK Government is a challenge that Architectural Technology professionals will contribute and rise to. As leaders and key team members they are critical to the construction process and success. It is important to remember that these targets can only be met with a holistic and collective response from all within the built environment, from education through to practice and construction. CIAT pledges to continue to commit resources to support these government targets."

Read more on the announcement here

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