Net Zero Emissions Target for the UK by 2050

The UK Government’s Plan is to implement net zero emissions by 2050, puts the construction industry along with transport, environmental manufacturing and other industries right at the heart of its changes.

Net Zero emissions means that any emissions will be balanced by environmental schemes to offset the equivalent amount of released greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Planting trees and introducing advance technology, such as carbon capture and carbon storage can counteract any negative processes, according to the .GOV.UK website.

What does the NET Zero Target mean for the Construction Industry?

To achieve this ambitious target, a new report by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) has revealed that a phenomenal 350,000 new construction jobs will need to be created over the coming years, to meet the government’s plan and undertake the necessary decarbonisation work.

  1. Training young people in new construction careers will be key to introducing new workers into the sector and technology will play a big factor. Offering training through apps, video and digital platforms will help to engage young people.
  2. Investigating innovation in energy efficiency and low carbon technology would inspire entrepreneurs and the realisation of new ideas and processes for the industry.
  3. Supporting the renovation industry and homeowners alike, with training and knowledge in efficiency improvements for building upgrades will help to make home more energy and cost efficient to run.
  4. The UK government needs to provide a clear policy framework for how their target can be met, whilst maintaining excellent standards in health and safety and responsible employment / working ethics.


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