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GOING NET ZERO

It's been hard to miss the huge shift in the climate debate...

Climate emergencies, new government commitments and COVID-19 – as well as what, where and how people are buying - are accelerating change and putting climate at the forefront. We’re helping clients and communities act positively, now, for the future.

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CEO, WSP UK

There is no greater agenda than mitigating climate change. Whether by cutting carbon, protecting nature or advocating for a fair transition, achieving a net zero future will allow us to build back better. Every day, I see this ambition driving our experts.”

Mark Naysmith

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If your bath is about to overfill, you don’t flood your bathroom and cause damage. You need to make a decision: turn the taps down (reduce emissions) or drain the water (removcarbon). Even better, you could do both at the same time.  

If we do nothing, we’re heading into a future with irreversible damage to our climate, with possible global impacts including refugee crises, submerged cities, scorching heatwaves and extinction. 

Let's be clear on the challenge... 

The answer

The common goal of governments and society is to combat climate change by 2050. It’s about striking a balance between the carbon emissions going into the atmosphere - and being taken out.

So how can we start to tackle this challenge? We need to both decarbonise and build resilience to the changes we’re already seeing to our climate.

Our vision of net zero incorporates three areas for action.

The challenge

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The climate crisis

Cutting carbon

Can we strike a balance to reach net zero?

Protecting nature

How can we safeguard our natural environment?

A fair transition

How do we make changes fairly?

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Taking action towards net zero

We're changemakers in the fight against climate change as we influence policy, engage communities and think 'net zero first'. Discover how we're taking action below.

Meet our net zero changemakers

We shape the communities of tomorrow and help society thrive.
Get in touch to discuss how we can help you achieve your net zero and resilience goals.

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Can we strike a balance to reach net zero?

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How can we safeguard our natural environment?

Explore our net zero approach

Our vision of net zero incorporates three areas for action. Read more about how we are:

How do we realise opportunities and make changes fairly?

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GOING NET ZERO

It's been hard to miss the huge shift in the climate debate...

Climate emergencies, new government commitments and COVID-19 – as well as what, where and how people are buying - are accelerating change and putting climate at the forefront. We’re helping clients and communities act positively, now, for the future.

The challenge

If your bath is about to overfill, you don’t flood your bathroom and cause damage. You need to make a decision: turn the taps down (reduce emissions) or drain the water (removcarbon). Even better, you could do both at the same time.  

If we do nothing, we’re heading into a future with irreversible damage to our climate, with possible global impacts including refugee crises, submerged cities, scorching heatwaves and extinction. 

Let's be clear on the challenge... 

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The answer

The common goal of governments and society is to combat climate change by 2050. It's about striking a balance between the carbon emissions going into the atmosphere - and being taken out.

So how can we start to tackle this challenge? We need to both decarbonise and build resilience to the changes we're already seeing to our climate.

Our vision of net zero incorporates three areas for action.

Cutting carbon

Can we strike a balance to reach net zero?

How do we make changes fairly?

A fair transition

How can we safeguard our natural environment?

Protecting nature

Taking action towards 
net zero

We're changemakers in the fight against climate change as we influence policy, engage communities and think 'net zero first'. Discover how we're taking action below.

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At the 2015 UN climate change conference, 188 countries made a deal to limit the increase of the earth’s temperature to 1.5oC, and work together for the sake of humanity’s future.  

The contract limits greenhouse gases released by human activity to the same levels that nature can absorb naturally, by 2050 (if not sooner). Significantly, rich countries must also help poorer nations by providing ‘climate finance’ so they can adapt and switch to renewable energy. 

The climate crisis

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Biodiversity is the bond between all organisms on earth. Every animal, plant and mineral play a role that connects us all together. But we are destroying habitats faster than we are restoring them and using 25% more natural resources than nature can sustain.  

We must all act today to save, protect and improve biodiversity. New policies and laws are being put in place to guide us, but communities need to come together to create a sustainable world that benefits nature and humanity. 

The biodiversity crisis

Climate change and population growth mean that we need to change the way we use water. Changing behaviour could also help reduce UK carbon emissions.

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Reducing emissions from buildings is critical to the UK achieving a net zero future. With over 80% of the buildings needed for 2050 already built, we explored the need to shift our thinking to reuse first.

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The opportunity and urgent need to tackle the climate emergency underpins future trends in transport and mobility.

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Published with independent think tank, Bright Blue, this essay collection includes contributions from industry leaders outlining radical new ideas for how the UK can deliver on net zero by 2050.

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We’re joining with others in the environmental services sector to make a pledge to tackle greenhouse gas emissions within their organisations.

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The UK’s industrial clusters emit around 40 million tonnes CO2 a year. We explored the technologies, ideas and approaches that will help achieve net zero.

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Is COVID-19 pushing the need for climate friendly mobility? This paper from Rachel Skinner outlines thoughts on whether COVID-19 could prompt change.

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Our UK Sustainability Report demonstrates how we are moving towards net zero and mitigating climate change - with our clients and in our operations.

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There is no greater agenda than mitigating climate change. Whether by cutting carbon, protecting nature or advocating for a fair transition, achieving a net zero future will allow us to build back better. Every day, I see this ambition driving our experts.”

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CEO, WSP UK

Mark Naysmith

How do we realise opportunities and make changes fairly?

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How can we safeguard our natural environment?

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Can we strike a balance to reach net zero?

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Explore our net zero approach

Our vision of net zero incorporates three areas for action. Read more about how we are:

Meet our net zero changemakers

We shape the communities of tomorrow and help society thrive. 

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you achieve your net zero and resilience goals.

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We help you identify what climate change could mean to your organisation and develop adaptation measures to secure a resilient and prosperous future.