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Construction Professions Offer Support to PM in Tackling Climate Change

Posted: 15th February 2008

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) CI The letter has been signed by 27 Presidents and Chairmen of leading built environment professional bodies.

The letter expresses the professions’ collective relief that the Bali conference ended with the beginnings of an international agreement on limiting national carbon emissions and recognises the Government’s commitment to this through the presentation of the Climate Change Bill and the pledge to make all new homes and all new schools zero carbon by 2016.

Graham Watts, Chief Executive of CIC said, “CIC and its member organisations are committed to helping the Government deliver these targets and we are keen that these issues are given the highest priority. In the long term the industry would like to see all nations set out on the path to verifiably limit global emissions by 2050. Our members have the responsibility for designing, constructing and managing the built environment which is responsible for half the current level of carbon emissions, so we have a huge role to play in achieving the necessary change.”