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Climate change and the built environment – risks, opportunities and solutions

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
12.30 - 13.30UTC
Projects & Construction

Climate change and the built environment – risks, opportunities and solutions

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
12.30 - 13.30
Projects & Construction

Overview & Audience

Climate change is at the top of the construction industry's agenda. Leading scientists, most nation states, their politicians and corporations agree that climate change is the biggest threat to humanity.

Business leaders are increasingly aware of the need to make their businesses better able to deal with future shocks created by climate change. Businesses also rightly perceive the opportunities offered by incorporating carbon reduction and environmental improvement into their growth strategies.

The built environment is a huge contributor to CO2 emissions and energy use. This presents both significant risk and significant opportunities for the sector. Now is the time for businesses to take action on both, but not all businesses are aware of practical ways to translate high level intentions into action.

Clyde & Co invites you and your colleagues to our webinar on "Climate change and the built environment - risks, opportunities and solutions". Clyde & Co lawyers will be joined by market leaders in this area who will provide their unique perspective and practical suggestions on the following topics:

  • Julie Townsend, Executive Director, Head of Environmental Consultancy, CBRE –steps that can be taken by investors and developers to address physical and transitional risk, and prepare for their obligations to make climate-related financial disclosure
  • Andrew Wallis, Partner, Clyde & Co – the developer/client perspective on sustainability
  • Dr Eva Gkenakou, Sustainability Director, Multiplex – climate adaptation as a business opportunity: practical examples of best practice from the contractor's perspective
  • Mary Anne Roff, Partner, Clyde & Co – legal implications of climate change on the construction sector and how to manage liability risks.

We hope that you can join us for this event to help you better understand the challenges and opportunities for your company in relation to climate change in the built environment.

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