The 2015 Paris Agreement, signed by over 190 countries around the world, aims to limit global warming to 1.5°C and requires signatories to 'balance' GHG emissions. This has been widely interpreted as requiring global carbon dioxide emissions to reach net-zero (negative emissions) by 2050. As a result, the Global Infrastructure Sector is increasingly being challenged to improve their own carbon credentials, as well as the ‘whole life’ carbon footprint of the assets they create (including the construction materials/ products used, the energy sources in operation and even the way in which an asset may be used).
There are substantial changes being seen across the World in the way in which infrastructure projects are consented, procured and funded, in order to favour low-carbon solutions. Many in the Sector are already starting to respond to these changes through innovations and adaptations to their product ranges and practices.
Join our Pinsent Masons’ experts for a panel discussion sharing insight and views on how the Infrastructure market is adapting to a lower-carbon World. They will cover:
- Procurement – how Global procurement processes are changing to incorporate decarbonisation requirements
- Consenting – how planning frameworks are evolving to drive the zero carbon agenda
- Finance – the funder approach to getting to net-zero
- Contracting – how contractors are innovating and responding to the net-zero challenge