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Year in Review 2021 - How can the construction industry adapt to the demands of climate change?

  • Podcast 10 February 2022 10 February 2022
  • Global

  • Projects & Construction

The transition to a sustainable and resilient future presents significant opportunities, challenges and legal risks for players in the construction and infrastructure sector.

Companies are moving forward with greater momentum to respond to and meet the demand for climate-resilient infrastructure, whilst under growing pressure from investors, investor groups, consumers, and the general public to disclose and address the risks that may arise out of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

Whether led by regulation, consumer demand, or funder requirements, it is critical that the construction industry continue to adapt to and respond to climate change in all activities, including in the design, procurement, and construction of development.

In this podcast, Partner Glen Warwick, from our Australia offices, discusses with fellow Sydney-based Partner Jacinta Studdert, UK-based Partner Lucy Frith, and Senior Counsel Daniel Lever in Miami the impact that climate change is having on the industry. We take an in-depth look at how the construction industry continues to innovate in line with minimising carbon footprints, including greater emphasis on designing and utilising more durable and recyclable materials, the challenges we’re seeing already from a regulatory and dispute perspective, and what we can expect to see through 2022.

This podcast forms part of the Global Projects & Construction Year in Review 2021 podcast series.


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