Good Progress But Not Fast Enough: Decarbonising Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR) was published in November 2013 with the call to action to ‘reduce carbon, reduce cost’. Seven years on, and with the UK Government committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, the Green Construction Board – the net zero and sustainability technical lead for the Construction Leadership Council – has assessed industry’s progress to date on decarbonising infrastructure. Using case studies it identified areas of progress and increasing maturity of decarbonisation in infrastructure projects. However the current rate of progress is unlikely to get us to the net zero carbon transition in time for 2050.