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    Cross-party group of parliamentarians call for urgent action on climate change

    Cross party group of parliamentarians call for urgent action on climate change by adapting the 2008 Climate Change Act so it is in line with the Paris Agreement, and pursuing simple, lower cost solutions like solar, onshore wind and increased rates of energy efficiency. The Government's ambition should be for the UK to hit net zero carbon emissions as soon as possible.

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    We must act now on water efficiency, say experts at WSBF roundtable

    After the hot summer of 2018 and the threat of the dreaded hosepipe ban, WSBF wanted to look at whether we were taking the risk of drought seriously enough in England.

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    We need to change our public messaging on water, say psychologists at WSBF roundtable

    Future water demand projections will require people to use less water in the future, but are the public aware of this? Climate change impacts to flooding risk mean that more people will need to make their homes resilient to flooding, but are people prepared for this responsibility?

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    Get involved with the WSBF

    The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum comprises a coalition of ten organisations and many other associated partners in the sectors of: construction, water and sewerage, infrastructure, planning and design, insulation and building products. 

    The WSBF conducts research and events in Parliament to examine sustainable and resilient constriction and infrastructure, and the sustainable use of resources such as energy and water. By working across sectors and parties, the WSBF seeks to improve public policy to improve the quality of our buildings and communities, and so improve the lives of UK citizens.

    Find out more to see how the WSBF can provide you with opportunities to meet colleagues from other sectors and join the public debate.

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    Building a safer future? WSBF investigates fire safety in the built environment.

    Following the Grenfell Tower disaster and subsequent independent review, the aim of the event is to raise awareness among Parliamentarians, industry leaders and other stakeholders of the ‘100% Hackitt’ initiative, which brings together those who want to see a cultural change in the construction sector to promote safety and public trust.  

     

    Keynote speaker:

    Dame Judith Hackitt

     

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