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CIC commends 40 signatories of its climate action plan

Posted: 11th November 2021

CIC is pleased to share the news that it’s ‘Carbon Zero: the professional institutions’ climate action plan’ which was spearheaded by CIC’s Climate Change Panel has now reached 40 signatories. This is also a significant date to share this news as CIC’s Deputy Chair and Chair of the Climate Change Panel Professor Stephen Hodder MBE is also addressing COP26 today discussing the Action Plan as part of the Construction Leadership Council’s presentation.

Signatories to the CIC ‘Carbon Zero: the professional institutions’ climate action plan’ have been working on implementation proposals for the plan to have them ready for COP26, with steps, responsible departments and timelines for each action. The Climate Change Action Plan identifies 10 areas of work, with 72 deliverables which embrace all interests within CIC, and were developed in close collaboration with a diverse range of institutions, organisations and individuals.

The signatories to this Action Plan agree that:

  • the actions listed are necessary for dealing with the challenge of climate change;
  • they will implement those actions appropriate to them as an institution/organisation; and
  • they will support the other signatory institutions and organisations in delivering the remaining actions

Stephen Hodder MBE said “I am delighted that COP26 will hear about the unprecedented institutional alliance that has resulted in our Action Plan. It is a plan for real action, not hollow rhetoric, and one that will see an up-skilling of built environment professionals and their contribution to the decarbonisation of the wider construction industry. I would like to thank all contributors for the hard work that has brought us to this significant moment, not least Simon Foxell of the Edge think tank for the plan’s inception.”

The Action Plan can be downloaded here. Stephen’s presentation takes place as part of the Construction Leadership Council’s Construct Zero session Construction: The Built Environment’ from 09:30 - 11:00, in the Cinema Auditorium. It will take place in the Green Zone as part of the COP26 Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day and will also be streamed live on the COP26 YouTube Channel.

List of signatories

ACE: Association of Consultancy and Engineering

APM: Association for Project Management

APS: Association of Project Safety

AS: Adjudication Society

BAFE: British Approvals For Fire Equipment

BIID: British Institute of Interior Design

BPIC: Black Professionals In Construction

BSRIA Building Services Research and Information Association

BSI: British Standards Institution

CABE: Chartered Association of Building Engineers

CCS: Considerate Constructors Scheme

CIAT: Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

CIBSE: Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

CIC: Construction Industry Council

CIHT: Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation

CIOB: Chartered Institute of Building

CIPHE: Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering

CIPR: Chartered Institute of Public Relations

CIPS: Chartered Institute of Procurement of Supply

CIRIA: Construction Industry Research and Information Association


ICES Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

ICWCI: Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate

ISSE: Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers

IWFM: Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

IET: Institute of Engineering and technology

IFE: Institution of Fire Engineers

InstRE: Institution of Royal Engineers

IStructE: Institution of Structural Engineers

IIRSM: International Institute of Risk & Safety Management

LABC: Local Authority Building Control

LI: Landscape Institute

NHBC: National House Building Council

RIBA: Royal Institute of British Architects

RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RTPI: Royal Town Planning Institute

SCL: Society of Construction Law

the Edge

UCEM: University College of Estate Management

UKGBC: UK Green Building Council