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Mike Swain, 23 Nov 2017
Three familiar themes emerged from the RICS Telecoms conference 2017 – connectivity, community and collaboration. Mike Swain, Editor of the Land Journal reports.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
COP22, which will be held between 7–18 November in Marrakech, will once again play host to Buildings Day (10 November), and this time it's all about showing progress.
Claudia Conway, 01 Mar 2017
The Green Belt. Some say that we must protect it at all costs and others say it is an unnecessary and outdated constraint; whatever your view, it is an emotive topic, especially in the context of development. However, in a time when London is crying out for new, affordable homes, one question begs debate: why do we need a Green Belt?
22 Jan 2018
Virginia Harden Scott and David Robertson look at the potential for landowners investment in new Scottish woodlands.
Ursula Hartenberger, 17 Jan 2018
With Brexit negotiations now fully under way, a whole host of questions have arisen on how Brexit will affect the UK and the EU’s sustainability agenda, its existing commitments, and ambitions going forward.
John Hughes FRICS, 28 Nov 2017
When more than 40 trillion litres of water fell on Houston, Texas, in August 2017, the impact was catastrophic. The floods provided yet more evidence for the growing list of extreme weather events affecting our planet.
Our sector is complex. It has many stakeholders with different interests and needs and we often find that there is disconnect between delivery and operation as developers may not have a direct connection with end-users. This fragmentation is a problem.
18 Oct 2017
Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.
Ursula Hartenberger, 27 Oct 2017
In recognition of the crucial role the built environment plays in reducing carbon emissions, the buildings sector will enjoy high levels of visibility at this years 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The annual climate change conference convened by the United Nations aims to move forward the commitments made at COP21 under the Paris Agreement in 2015. COP23 takes place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
James Kavanagh MRICS, 08 Dec 2017
It is your opportunity to comment on the draft International Land Measurement Standard (ILMS) that aims to bring security of tenure to millions.
31 Oct 2016
The 21st Conference to the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — or COP21 for short — was held in Paris last December. It hosted the historic signing of the "Paris Agreement", which, for the first time, saw all nations commit to address the effects of climate change.
25 Oct 2016
As stakeholder feedback and numerous studies have shown, Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) information is pivotal to accelerating energy-efficiency in the construction and real estate and sector.
01 Nov 2017
RICS has released its first professional statement requiring its members to follow requirements for conducting whole-life carbon assessments for construction projects.
08 Nov 2017
To meaningfully support the global climate agenda, the real estate and construction sector must develop a more systematic, coherent and aligned approach to data management.
29 Jan 2018
The consultation on international standard by a coalition of over 30 not-for-profit organisations - International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS) – is now open for comments.
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