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Tag : Climate Change
Nov 11th 2022
Decarbonisation day at COP27: Why we must tackle our aversion to energy efficiency

Today, the thematic focus at COP27 is decarbonisation. The programme promises to discuss the many technologies which are emerging as potential solutions to reduce carbon in the...

Nov 8th 2022
COP27: “We are in the fight of our lives. And we are losing.”

As world leaders took to the stage in Egypt yesterday to begin negotiations at the COP27 climate summit, it was hard not to be struck by an overwhelming feeling of despair at the...

Aug 3rd 2022
A New Era for Net-Zero Buildings? How Building Energy Modelling can support Australia’s renewed climate ambitions

Following years of ‘climate wars’ and underwhelming carbon policies, the 2022 Australian election marked a potentially significant turning point in Australia’s Zero Carbon...

Jul 18th 2022
Preparing the built environment for intensifying heatwaves

The UK is experiencing a heatwave this week with temperatures anticipated to exceed 34⁰C in some parts. Temperatures at these extremes are becoming increasingly common, with...

Dec 21st 2021
IES in the Press – Raising awareness of the built environment’s climate impact and solutions

Public awareness around Climate Change has been increasing steadily over the past few years with more and more media outlets publishing stories and leading their own climate...

Nov 23rd 2021
Financial Times Climate Capital Session: Changing the purpose of buildings and creating a sustainable urban landscape

Last week, we were delighted to be involved in the latest event in the Financial Times’ Climate Capital: Race to Net-Zero Series, Developing Sustainable Future Cities, in...

Nov 11th 2021
The COP26 Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day is Here! Let’s Make it Count

Today marks a much anticipated day in the buildings industry calendar - the Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26. A day which the COP26 presidency has promised will...

Oct 22nd 2021
Sunday Times Climate Change Report 2021: Physics-based Digital Twins Hold the Key to a Decarbonised Built Environment

A new Climate Change report from Raconteur, in association with the Sunday Times and IES, explains how physics-powered digital twin technology can close the gap between the...

Sep 23rd 2021
IES' World Green Building Week 2021 Round Up

This year’s World Green Building Week seems particularly poignant with the imminent COP26 hosting its first ever Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day.  Buildings are a...

Aug 9th 2021
IPCC Report: Science-based climate problems call for science-based solutions

Today’s headlines are a flood with stark warnings following the release of the latest IPCC report. Phrases like ‘code-red’, ‘wake up call’, ‘deeds not words’ are all plastered...

Jun 23rd 2021
IES Join Host of Major Industry Stakeholders in Built Environment Virtual Pavilion for COP26

IES is proud to be part of a coalition of almost 100 partner organisations across the built environment sector who will support the delivery of a Built Environment Virtual...

Mar 23rd 2021
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: Why Digital Twins are an important part of the solution

If you’ve read Bill Gates’ latest book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, you’ll know why the number 51 billion is significant. This is how many tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) the...

Mar 9th 2021
Local Authorities: Challenges and Solutions for Achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2030

The year 2030 is less than 9 years away. For many local authorities throughout the UK who have declared a climate emergency it is the year they have pledged to achieve Net Zero...

Feb 16th 2021
President Joe Biden: A Victory for Global Climate Action

November 4th, 2019, was a catastrophic day for global climate action. This was the date that the US Government formally notified the United Nations that the US were withdrawing...

Aug 20th 2020
Decarbonisation by Design, NOT Disaster

This year, Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year, falls on August 22nd. This is just over three weeks later than last year when it...

Apr 27th 2020
Decarbonisation Investment Strategies

In my last blog, I discussed the two major global problems humanity is currently facing: the Coronavirus pandemic and climate change. I described how there are lessons we can...