The EU has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. Responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of the EU’s CO2 emissions, the built environment will have a key role to play. With the climate crisis driving public concern, how we build, invest and manage all aspects of the built environment is set to change. Brussels is seeking ambitious new targets leading up to 2030, and beyond to 2050, and for the first time the EU is turning its spotlight on a sector that consumes more energy and emits more GHG emissions than any other. Emerging European regulation will have a dramatic impact. However, our research indicates that the sector is failing to get sufficiently engaged.
- How prepared is it for the challenges and opportunities ahead?
- What is the EU’s policy agenda?
- Where is the real estate sector?
- Who in the real estate sector is engaging with the EU’s emerging legislative process?
- Is the real estate sector engaging the broader European public on the consequences and implications of emerging policy?
In this presentation, we outline the EU’s proposed legislative programme and highlight what companies should be doing.