Property Week’s recent virtual sustainability event, 'Net Zero: The Art of the Possible', in collaboration with Mishcon de Reya, UKGBC, Argent and Savills, brought together industry experts to debate the Climate Crisis Challenge and how likely it is that real estate will be able to achieve net zero carbon.
Real Estate Finance Partner, Omega Poole participated as a panellist and commented that the biggest challenge was shifting the industry away from building developments that create more embodied carbon and towards retrofitting existing stock to make it net zero.
She argued that businesses needed to be a lot more aspirational in their net zero commitments. “We’re not being as ambitious as we could be,” Omega added. “There’s no need to hold back on making changes now.”
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