09 Oct '17, 8am

#Sustainability @London @UK

UKGBC’s vision for a sustainable built environment is one that embraces and restores nature and promotes biodiversity. The effect of human enterprise on the earth’s climate and habitats are causing scientists to herald a new geological epoch: the ‘Anthropocene’. This would be the world’s sixth mass extinction event, and the first to be caused by one species only. The UK has an important role to play in reversing this trend – both through its influence in the global supply chain and by restoring our own greatly depleted natural resources. It is in the latter that buildings and cities can play a vital role. The natural capital in our urban areas delivers important functions by providing green space, tree cover and biodiversity. Fortunately, investing in these areas comes with its own wealth of benefits; improving air quality, sequestering carbon, cooling cities and enhancing...

Full article: https://www.ukgbc.org/biodiversity/

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