In support of Climate Week 2013, the Ecobuild Conference in London will hold a lively debate on climate change
The debate, entitled ‘Climate change – why we are here?’, will be held in recognition of the fundamental role that sustainable construction, design and build plays in building a more sustainable future. Ecobuild has been billed as the world’s largest event for the sustainable construction sector and the event is firmly backing Climate Week, due to take place between the 4th to 10th March 2013, encouraging all its stakeholders to get involved.
Half a million people attend over 3,000 events each year as part of Britain’s biggest environmental occasion with Climate Week events being run by schools, business, charities, councils and many others. Ecobuild, which will be held in London from the 5th to 7th March, will host a lively debate on climate change headed by Lord de Mauley, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. On Thursday 7th March he will be joined by Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Director, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London and Peter Head, CBE, Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust.
“Despite overwhelming scientific evidence, there is still much work to be done to raise public awareness that we are facing a climate crisis” said Tom Broughton, Brand Director for Ecobuild. “Ecobuild will look at what national leadership could offer and what other actions can be taken in the apparent absence of public support for change. Ecobuild fully supports the aims of Climate Week 2013 and its work to accelerate action on climate change.”
Kevin Steele, Chief Executive of Climate Week described the creation of a more sustainable built environment as a major part of the transition to a low carbon society that the UK so urgently needs and that consequently Climate Week is very pleased to partner with Ecobuild to showcase the exciting and innovative future of the building and construction sector.
Representing the entire supply chain from across the sustainable built environment, Ecobuild showcases thousands of innovative products, solutions and initiatives from over 1500 organisations in the green infrastructure, building materials, renewables, solar, timber, design and lighting industries.