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Now more than ever, it is critical for infrastructure professionals to understand their role in mitigating climate change.
Since the publication of the Infrastructure Carbon Review in 2013, there has been an increasing focus on carbon reduction in the infrastructure sector. A number of recent regulatory developments have followed, including the introduction of PAS 2080:2016, the world’s first standard for carbon management in infrastructure, and specific requirements regarding climate change within Environmental Impact Assessments, as per EIA Directive 2014/52/EU.
This talk will outline the principles for managing infrastructure carbon through a number of case studies, with the combined aims of reducing carbon, reducing cost and adding value.
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Lewis Barlow is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist, a specialist in land condition, a Chartered Water & Environmental Manager, and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. As a Technical Director at Sweco, Lewis has responsibility for carbon management and sustainability across the UK business. A member of CIWEM’s Climate Change Network Steering Group, Lewis is keen to underline the important contributions that infrastructure professionals can make to both climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Samantha Metaxas is a carbon and sustainability consultant and Climate Change Coordinator at Sweco. She is a BREEAM Associate, a member of Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group, and a tutor for The University of Edinburgh’s MSc Carbon Management programme. She has helped develop whole-life infrastructure carbon reduction methodologies on a variety of internationally significant projects, and is involved in the preparation of a sustainability strategy and CEEQUAL submission for the modernisation of Antarctic infrastructure for the British Antarctic Survey.