Lendlease, has agreed to partner with the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) on its Advancing Net Zero climate action programme. Lendlease has signed up to support the programme’s goal of decarbonising the sector by 2050. An aim that requires an unprecedented transformation in the way that buildings are designed, built, operated and deconstructed.
Over the next forty years, the world’s building stock is expected to double. Advancing Net Zero aims to support work that will mean new buildings achieve the highest performance standards in sustainability, and where existing buildings are retrofitted to net zero standards.
The building and construction sector is a major contributor to global energy use, carbon emissions and resource consumption. As a result, it has an enormous and untapped potential to contribute to the fight against climate change and promote economic recovery.
By partnering with Advancing Net Zero, Lendlease is helping promote and increase the industry’s role in tackling the climate emergency in two ways — by extending collective impact beyond operational carbon into embodied carbon, and outlining the actions and policies needed to create systemic change.
Cate Harris, Group Head of Sustainability at Lendlease, said:“We have set ambitious and industry-leading emissions targets to achieve net zero carbon scopes 1 and 2 by 2025 and absolute zero carbon scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2040 and so we welcome the opportunity to also pledge our support to the World Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero climate action programme, to help bring others in our sector on this journey.