Becoming net zero heroes: decarbonizing the entire asset lifecycle

Buildings produce 10 billion gigatons of CO₂ emissions each year, comprising one-third of global emissions. These emissions are predicted to increase, threatening the Paris Agreement’s 1.5-degree target and potentially leading to a 2-degree rise by 2050. Addressing the sector’s carbon problem is crucial to tackling these challenges. Hong Kong’s Northern Metropolis presents a unique chance to build a city that will minimize the impact of the built environment.

AECOM partnered with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) earlier to organize a symposium titled ‘Conversation for Collaboration: Becoming Net Zero Heroes.’ An article was published to summarize the strategies, tools, and case studies for reducing carbon emissions for the built environment based on the insights from industry leaders and experts who participated.

A few key ideas consistently emerged:

Three AECOM thought leaders will be sharing more insights on attaining sustainability goals at the Innovation & Technology Theatre (11:30 and 14:00) and the Sustainable Buildings & Facilities Theatre (15:00) on September 14 at ReThink HK. We look forward to exchanging ideas with you there!

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