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IHBC on COP26: GBC-led ‘Open Call’ for COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion – entries close 02/08

A coalition of organisations is delivering a digital presence at COP26 in the form of a Built Environment Virtual Pavilion, with an open call launched for entries to two elements – exemplary projects for the exhibition and a sustainability focused … Continue reading

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IHBC’s signpost to COP26: England’s HEF seeks ‘good climate-change adaptation case studies’: Closing 28/06

England’s Historic Environment Forum (HEF) COP26 Task Group is calling for ‘best practice case studies across carbon reduction, adaptation, resilience and heritage/green skills’.

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Scotland’s climate campaign ‘Let’s do Net Zero’ launches ahead of COP26: Calls for collective action to tackle climate emergency

‘Let’s do Net Zero’ climate campaign has launched, and calls for collective action to help hit net zero, as major TV, radio and digital campaign to encourage people across Scotland to come together to tackle the climate emergency ahead of … Continue reading

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COP26 calls for groups to bring climate summit to life: EOI close 5 March

Applications have opened today to help shape the COP26 venue in Glasgow ahead of the crucial climate change talks later this year, with the call for Expressions of Interest closing on 5 March.

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UKGBC launches project to develop a ‘Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap’ for COP26

United Kingdome Green Building Council (UKGBC) is embarking on an ambitious new project: the development of a net zero whole life carbon roadmap, for launch at COP26.

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COP26 UN climate change conference postponement

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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UK to host COP26 in Glasgow, 9–20 November 2020

For the first time, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 9 – 20 November 2020.

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Via IHBC HESPR’s Donald Insall Associates, HE, NT & more: Grosvenor on how (properly) making historic buildings energy efficient ‘…could reduce UK buildings’ emissions by 5%’

Making all listed buildings and unlisted historic dwellings in conservation areas more energy efficient could reduce UK carbon emissions from buildings by 5%, says a report, called ‘Heritage & Carbon’, from a partnership led by Grosvenor and including the National … Continue reading

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Construction groups unite with proposed new carbon reporting rules consultation

New international cost management (ICMS) reporting standards published for consultation urge professionals to report and measure carbon in developments.

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New plan from HES sets out how historic environment will support Scotland’s recovery

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published its new Annual Operating plan for 2021-2022.

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Government commits to ‘nature-positive’ future in response to Dasgupta review

More of the Government’s largest new infrastructure projects must leave nature and biodiversity in an overall better state than before development, it was confirmed, as the Government commits to delivering a ‘nature positive future’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero launches renewable training centres

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, officially launched nine new Renewable & Energy Efficiency Training Centres for Scotland on 24 June 2021, supported by ESP and funded by our £20million Green Economy Fund.

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UKRI funding supports engaging young people with climate research, closing 10/6

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a new public engagement fund which supports researchers in engaging young people in climate research, closing 10 June.

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CLC seeks industry support to drive delivery of net zero in the built environment with ‘CO2nstruct Zero’

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is calling on businesses across the industry to help secure net zero carbon construction by 2050, and support the Race to Zero by linking up with its CO2nstruct Zero initiative.

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Scotland’s Housing Minister calls for action on renovation VAT to help green recovery

Scotland’s Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has written to the UK Treasury minister Jesse Norman to urge a rethink on VAT rates for building refurbishments and renovations, highlighting the disincentives to improvements making buildings more energy efficient, and the need for … Continue reading

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Defra consultation on ‘5 legally binding environmental principles… to protect the environment’

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reports that Ministers will put protecting the environment at the heart of future policy, with a consultation on new plans for a five legally binding principles will guide future policymaking. image: … Continue reading

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Call for EOIs in Scotland’s ‘Climate Beacons’ for COP 26: Closing 01/03

Climate Beacons for COP26 is a Scotland-wide collaborative project between climate change or environmental organisations and arts, heritage or cultural organisations to stimulate long-term public engagement in the lead-up to and following COP26, with Expressions of Interest (EoI) due by … Continue reading

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Defra etc: New £10M fund to drive private sector investment in nature

A new £10M fund from Defra and others will provide grants of up to £100,000 to environmental groups, local authorities, businesses & other organisations. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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CHN on Youth, Culture & Climate: Volunteers sought to help plan 2021 pre-cop event: Deadline 28/02

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN) – the international network of which the IHBC is a member – has issued a call for volunteers ‘to help plan an event at the 2021 pre-COP’, based in Milan from 30 September, with a … Continue reading

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CLIMATE HERITAGE NETWORK: ‘February 2021 eNews’ now out

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN), the international network of which the IHBC is a member, has issued it February 2021 eNews, which offers updates on ‘news from the global effort to mobilise arts, culture & heritage for climate action’.

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CHN on ‘2020 in Review’, as the Climate Heritage Network turns 1 year old

As the international link body Climate Heritage Network (CHN) turns 1 year old, it has reported back on 2020.

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Don’t forget: Culture x Climate 2020: ‘heritage-based climate action’ this November

Culture x Climate 2020 is a virtual global forum for arts, culture and heritage-based climate action running to the end of November 2020.

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Climate Assembly UK publishes report on path to net zero emissions

The first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change, which was commissioned by six House of Commons Select Committees, has published its final report on how the UK can reach its legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. Image … Continue reading

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Legally binding targets to help ‘build back greener’

The Government is setting out how it will underpin key environmental commitments with legally binding targets, including for air quality, water, waste and biodiversity. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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COP 26: Increasing ambition towards a climate-resilient, zero-carbon economy

COP26 President Alok Sharma made presentation at the fourth Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA), co-convened by the EU, China and Canada, which was held virtually. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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