Our built environment in Aotearoa has to go zero carbon by 2050 – throughout the entire lifecycle, from construction, raw material extraction, the manufacture of products such as steel and concrete used to make our buildings, and the energy used for things like heating and lighting.
Not all of the solutions to get our built environment to zero carbon will be easy. They may involve difficult challenges. But we have to accept those challenges, and deploy solutions quickly.
During World Green Building Week this September, we’ll be hosting a series of nationwide crunch debates tackling these tough issues head on.
This event in Auckland will focus on reducing pollution from product and materials, including concrete and steel, in buildings and infrastructure.
Your host for the evening is international business journalist Rod Oram.