Commission back virtual presence at climate summit

It is one of thirty bodies creating platform for built environment organisations at set-piece Glasgow climate event.

Published: 27 May 2021

By: Rob Mallows

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The National Infrastructure Commission is supporting the creation of a Built Environment Virtual Pavilion at this November’s COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow.

The pavilion – developed by the UK Green Building Council – will act as a smart virtual presence at the summit, providing a platform for a range of bodies involved in infrastructure and the built environment to discuss how the sector can support national and global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change, and showcase a range of creative content demonstrating how this can be achieved.

Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission Design Group Professor Sadie Morgan said:

“It’s vital that all major infrastructure projects protect and enhance the UK’s natural and built environments in addition to delivering economic and social benefits. That’s why climate is one of the National Infrastructure Commission’s four design principles.
“We’re excited to work alongside our built environment partners in the UKGBC’s virtual pavilion and show the benefits great infrastructure design can bring in tackling climate change, protecting against its impacts, and leaving a positive legacy for future generations.”

The design principles for national infrastructure published by the Design Group in February 2020 subsequently informed the government’s own commitments to good infrastructure design set out in the National Infrastructure Strategy.

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