Informed by detailed client interviews and desktop research, the report’s main findings are:
- There is no specific target for the infrastructure industry which organisations and projects can work towards.
- There is little similarity in ambition, duration and scope of the targets being set in the infrastructure industry.
- There is no single method used by all the surveyed clients to set their carbon targets.
- Regulators play a role in addressing carbon, however, they are not explicit in setting targets for carbon reductions and driving performance.
“Carbon is a key concern in infrastructure. Clients across all infrastructure sectors are taking action to reduce emissions, but we must ensure our actions go far enough to tackle the challenge that lies ahead.
It is clear that the setting of an industry-wide carbon target for infrastructure, as recommended in this report, is essential. This will ensure we have a clear trajectory to a low-carbon future, in line with climate science.”
You can read the findings and recommendations in full, for free, in the Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure report which is now available to download from the UK-GBC website.
The report was made possible with support from Atkins, CEEQUAL, Ferrovial Agroman, Osborne, Skanska and Responsible Solutions, and has been endorsed by the influential ICE Infrastructure Client Group. The group, which is chaired by Tideway CEO Andy Mitchell CBE, features C-suite level representation from the biggest infrastructure client organisations in the UK.