CIC Launches a Carbon Zero Climate Action Plan for Professional Institutions


The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched ‘Carbon Zero: the professional institutions’ climate action plan’ which was spearheaded by CIC’s Climate Change Panel, chaired by CIC’s Deputy Chairman Stephen Hodder MBE. The CIC Climate Change Panel co-ordinates the efforts of the professional institutes in the built environments in meeting the UK government 2050 net zero emissions targets.

This Climate Action Plan is proposed by the professional institutions and organisations active in the construction and property industries – covering both the natural and built environments, as convened by CIC. 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.

This plan identifies ten areas of work, which embrace all interests within CIC, and were developed in close collaboration with a diverse range of institutions, organisations and individuals. The actions have been divided into three priority groupings: short-term, medium term and longer term. As an indication CIC recommends that these will be commenced immediately, achieved within the next two to three years and be established and consolidated within the next five years, respectively. The signatories to this plan commit to each developing and publishing an action implementation programme by October 2021, prior to COP26.

CABE is pleased to be a formal supporter of the action plan and led on Work Stream Two (WS2).

Download The Action Plan.


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