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UK looks to regulate embodied carbon in real estate

A £10m development in London’s Dulwich is the first to receive sustainability-linked finance from lender Atelier
A £10m development in London’s Dulwich is the first to receive sustainability-linked finance from lender Atelier

A British lawmaker’s proposal to cap whole life emissions on new constructions follows other countries’ similar initiatives – as well as the UK financial sector’s own activity in this area

The UK’s parliament sat for almost two hours to debate the character of its prime minister this week, but just 10 minutes were devoted to a large source of harmful emissions threatening to derail the country’s net zero ambitions: embodied carbon in construction and real estate.

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