If leading politicians won’t step up on net zero, housing leaders must show the way

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There is a huge appetite for tackling climate change in the sector and through housing’s leadership we can overcome barriers to make a difference , writes David Orr

In advance of COP 28 being held in the United Arab Emirates, the UN has produced one of its starkest warnings of our climate change trajectory.

We are, according to this warning, on course for 3°C rise in global temperatures by the end of the century, a prospect described by the secretary general of the UN, Antonio Guterres, as hellish. He also said that “this is a failure of leadership”. Indeed.

In November 2021 I was asked to chair a session in the main ‘blue’ zone at COP 26 in Glasgow.

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