JLL announced as UKGBC Resilience and Nature Programme Partner
JLL is one of the organisations that will help steer UKGBC’s Resilience and Nature programme over the next year.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today announced JLL as part of its team of partners that will help steer and support the Resilience and Nature programme over the next year, building on JLL’s long-standing partnership with UKGB as part of its advancing net zero programme.
UKGBC’s Resilience and Nature programme launched in 2021 and aims to support the built environment sector in achieving its ambition that ‘by 2030, all buildings and infrastructure will, throughout their lifetime, be climate-resilient and maximise environmental net gains, through the prioritisation of Nature-based Solutions’.
The organisations joining JLL as Resilience and Nature programme partners are: Buro Happold, Hoare Lea and Hydrock.
Spanning a wide range of sectors, the diversity of knowledge and expertise provided by the R&N Programme Partners will help drive forward greater action to increase the resilience of built assets to climate change and maximise environmental net gains through the built environment. Their support will enable UKGBC to use its convening power to foster cross-sector collaboration and help tackle and overcome current challenges facing the industry.
In collaboration with the Partners, UKGBC has identified the following as key priorities for the R&N programme over the next year:
· Shaping Sector-wide Targets for Climate Resilience
· Physical Risk Assessment Lab
· Nature-Based Solutions Finance and Innovation Lab
· Measurement Framework for Ecological Footprinting
· Guidance on Implementing BNG and ENG
· Nature and Resilience Policy Playbook
Alastair Mant, Director of Business Transformation, UKGBC, said: “To date, much of industry’s climate focus has centred around cutting carbon and meeting net zero. However, there is a growing understanding and realisation of the need to ensure our buildings, infrastructure and communities can adapt to the already changing climate. Alongside this is the realisation that the property and construction industry must also play a significant role in protecting our diminishing wildlife and natural capital. Often, nature-based solutions can solve both challenges. Our Resilience and Nature programme partners will play a pivotal role shaping UKGBC’s work and supporting our ambition for the sector.”
Amanda Skeldon, Climate & Nature Director, JLL, added: “In our urban environments, nature-based solutions provide a huge amount of value both economical, socially, and environmentally. But how we monetise that is the real challenge and at JLL we are looking forward to working with UKGBC to identify ways of providing innovative financing solutions to ensure we can install nature-based solutions across out towns and cities.”
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