Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

About Sustainability 2020

Sustainability 2020 is essential for those at the coal face in both the public and commercial sectors charged with delivering asset based solutions that have an impact on the environment.

Sustainability conference 2020

With the built environment being responsible for 40% of the UK's carbon footprint, the spotlight is now on those involved in the management and delivery of property to understand how to help bring about lasting and sustainable change.

Whether you are planning, investing, disposing, constructing, managing or funding property and assets, seeing things through the primary lens of sustainability is now essential if you are to play a meaningful part in our nation's efforts to meet its environmental and sustainability targets.

With key insights from thought leaders supported by detailed deep dives, Sustainability 2020 on 26 November is designed to develop your knowledge and provide relevant examples of how you can work toward sustainability targets.

In the last century the world has changed beyond recognition. The current global pandemic of COVID-19 is, in part at least, the latest of a number of symptoms of the climate crisis. Climate emergencies have now been declared by over 1,200 local governments in 25 countries since 2016 (source: cedamia). It is clear that unless we fundamentally change our approach to how we live our lives, plan for the future and protect our planet, we may not be in a position to leave a lasting and sustainable legacy for our children.

The built environment contributes around 40% of the UK's total carbon footprint. 80% of the built stock in 2050 is already in existence now. So what should public sector organisations be doing now to ensure they are acting in more responsible and sustainable ways? Find out more.

The four themes

The event focuses on four key areas associated with sustainability:

  • Housing
  • Technology
  • Planning 
  • Ethical investments

Key note sessions

Leading speakers and experts address the main topics. The programme is nearly complete and offers a superb line up of figures from the public and the commercial spheres.

'Deep dives'

Key note sessions are followed by 'deep dives' delivered by public and commercial sector practitioners that will examine best practice case studies. Real emphasis and insight will be given on how these projects have successfully been delivered through strong and reliable public and commercial sector partnerships.

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