Opening Keynote: 2021 the Year of Climate Action

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Date: Week 1: 19-23 April


Stream webinar on-Demand

In conversation with Jo Bacon, Gary will give a short introduction to how the scientific community are in unanimous agreement that we have until 2030 to deliver a net zero carbon future or face unimageable climate consequences.  The built environment emits up to 40% of these carbon emissions. Do we have the knowledge, skills, will, and successful examples to deliver this future?

Gary Clark the Chair of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group will give a short introduction to the main suite of RIBA Sustainable Design guidance and how this is integrated into the latest Plan of Work 2020. The talk will distil the DNA of a sustainable building, and demonstrate with a selected group of case studies, that a sustainable future is achievable now, and that there are no barriers to achieving a net zero carbon built environment.


  • Gary Clark Regional Leader of Science + Technology - HOK London Studio
  • Joanna Bacon Managing Partner - Allies & Morrison

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