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

Date Published

23rd Nov 2021

Karen Duffin
Corporate Communications Manager, IES

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 partnership with the UNFCCC.

This, the fourth event in this FT Live Climate Capital series, explored how the development of urban areas can shine a light on what a successful decarbonisation strategy looks like, with policymakers, investors and key industry stakeholders exploring the steps needed to set a sustainable path for future cities in the global fight against climate change.

Cities are the focal points of commerce, innovation, and communities, and while they only cover roughly 3-4% of the world’s surface, they produce 75% of global GDP and contribute to more than 70% of global carbon emissions. As the race to net-zero intensifies, it’s clear that urban areas have a crucial role to play in the delivery and implementation of a decarbonised world.

IES Associate Director & Chief Product Manager, Ruggiero Guida, was a panellist in the session: Changing the purpose of buildings and creating a sustainable urban landscape alongside Laura Feinstein, Director of Sustainability and Resilience Policy at SPUR, Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President of Customer Service & LEED Support at USGBC, and Mohsen Mostafavi, Architect and Educator at Harvard University. The panel was moderated by George Hammond, Property Correspondent at the Financial Times, with the panellists delving into their insights on how we can make better use of buildings as well as the architectural, design and technology solutions that can be embraced to transition to a greener urban landscape.

If you missed the live event, you can now access the on demand recording of our session here.

Additionally, for more information and resources, and to register for other on-demand sessions from this event, you can also visit the IES hub on FT Live.

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