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Driving Net Zero Carbon - Community of Practice

Achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) in the construction sector is a significant challenge and one which requires the need to collectively explore the issues and to collaborate to find solutions. To facilitate this, CIRIA has launched a new Community of Practice: Driving Net Zero Carbon. This new initiative brings together sustainability practitioners from across multiple  sectors and disciplines within infrastructure  to help  the Government drive the pathways to NZC 2050 . The community will hold a series of network events and provide integrated resources within what will become a dynamic and useful forum. This new community of practice will examine some of the challenges related to NZC, be responsive to member needs and aim to catalyse work to provide guidance and embed knowledge. 

The contribution of the supply chain to achieving NZC targets is significant. However, methods to account for and incentivise carbon reduction in a consistent and quantifiable way through multiple tiers and diverse supply chains are difficult.  A workshop Determining Priorities in the NZC journey was held on 27 April 2021 to explore how leadership in procurement practice is being and could be used to change behaviours and ensure NZC aspirations are delivered throughout the supply chain. 

Contributions will be sought from multiple levels within the supply chain, from infrastructure clients, T1 contractors and major consultancies to specialist suppliers and procurement experts within government. Current barriers identified will be addressed in a series of webinars led by infrastructure clients. 

Project status
This proposal is being developed and we would welcome input from industry.

Further information
For further information please contact Andy Moores at CIRIA.