31 Jul '12, 10am

Great article by @UKGBC on taking sustainable inspiration from the Olypmics

Great article by @UKGBC on taking sustainable inspiration from the Olypmics

With London 2012 now underway, the ‘low carbon capital’ aspirations of the city will be writ large for the whole world to see. In a city that has ambitious overarching targets to reduce carbon emissions 60% by 2025, the London 2012 construction project is a perfect example of the city ‘putting its money where its mouth is’ on sustainability. While we celebrate what are arguably the ‘greenest Games ever’, unfortunately we’ve seen other ‘greenest ever…’ aspirations further tarnished in the past few weeks – I’m referring, of course, to the aim set out by the coalition Government back in 2010 that suggested they were putting green growth at the heart of the UK economy. However, internal horse-trading on green policy was laid bare in a letter from George Osborne to Ed Davey earlier this month clearly showing that when it comes to being the ‘greenest Government ever’, DECC might...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/passing-london-2012-baton

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