Making informed decisions to mitigate negative environmental impact
With the built environment estimated to be responsible for around 40% of global carbon emissions, RICS is championing sustainable practices across the built and natural environment. We are also empowering professionals to embed sustainability considerations into the way they work and better measure environmental impacts.
COP26 provides the opportunity to drive lasting change in decarbonising the sector. Chartered surveyors play a pivotal role in addressing the challenges of climate change by providing the data to drive decarbonisation across the whole lifecycle of the built environment.
Thousands of commercial real estate and construction professionals from over 30 countries contributed to the World Built Environment Forum Sustainability Report 2021.
Key findings include