The UK government’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement has led to an increased focus on sustainability across sectors, with a specific focus on drastically reducing carbon emissions. In doing so, the government has declared that by 2050 all businesses should be entirely carbon neutral. Research shows that by cutting our emissions, with a move toward total decarbonisation, we can slow the spread of climate change and work towards repairing the hurt caused to our environment.
With the housing sector responsible for 40% of UK carbon emissions, change within the industry is vital to achieving Net Zero. Without rapid change, the UK is unlikely to meet decarbonisation targets in the outlined timeframe, which is a great cause of panic amongst housing providers as they formulate a realistic strategy.