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Climate Change Finance and Risk for the Built Environment Briefing

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With global temperatures likely to surpass 1.5 C of warming within the next five years, the alarm has been raised for all sectors to embed climate thinking into their work as soon as possible or face disastrous consequence.

Climate Finance and Risk for the built environment may seem complex but it will be an absolutely critical part of the story if we’re to even approach Net Zero, protect our assets or build the sustainable, resilient homes we need.


  • Chris Gardner, Joint CEO, Atelier

Discussing the Carbonlite Challenge and the ground-breaking work Atelier has done on sustainable finance solutions for developers who want to reduce the carbon footprint of the homes they build.

  • Hannah Giddings, Senior Advisor – Resilience and Nature, UKGBC

Presenting UKGBC’s excellent work on measuring and reporting climate-related physical risks to built assets using the latest case studies.

  • Alexa, Environment Bank

Covering strategies for ensuring Biodiversity Net Gain compliance which will become a mandatory requirement for developers this November

  • Darren James, Chief Executive Officer, Keltbray/Construction Leadership Council

Addressing the financial impact of physical and transitional risks on the route to net zero and how to manage the tension between growth, profit and sustainability.

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