Building Talks... Net Zero - Episode 4: Views from COP26 – industry leaders on the mood in Glasgow

Episode 4,  Nov 15, 2021, 07:39 AM

The fourth episode of our Building Talks Net Pero podcast series has a selection of interviews recorded in Glasgow during the COP26 climate conference.

This week Building’s reporter Tom Lowe speaks to construction attendees in the ‘Green Zone’ of COP26 for the Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day, including Gregor Craig, Skanska UK chief executive, and Hannah Vickers, Mace's chief of staff.  

We also hear from Alastair Mant, director of business transformation at the UKGBC, Steve Fernandez, director at Arup and 26-year-old Sarah Linnell, sustainability engineer at Cundall, who co-chaired at Construction Leadership Council event at COP26 after winning a competition to hear younger voices in the industry.   

Our regular jargon buster session with Simon Wyatt, partner at Cundall, this time focuses how the industry assesses embodied and whole life carbon. He explains what can be missing in our assessments and why the Greenhouse Gas Protocol is useful.

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Hosted by Building’s editor Chloe McCulloch with Elizabeth Hopkirk, assistant editor at Building Design. Audio production by Tariq Aziz.