25 episodes

The built environment and construction sector accounts for 38% of global carbon emissions and it has been estimated that globally every week we build the equivalent of a city the size of Paris. The building sector is therefore well-positioned to have a significant impact on emissions reductions – future legal requirements and case law will reflect this.
This podcast focusses on what the trends in climate change related litigation, legislation and guidance mean for our construction sector clients.

Construction and The Climate 39 Essex Chambers

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The built environment and construction sector accounts for 38% of global carbon emissions and it has been estimated that globally every week we build the equivalent of a city the size of Paris. The building sector is therefore well-positioned to have a significant impact on emissions reductions – future legal requirements and case law will reflect this.
This podcast focusses on what the trends in climate change related litigation, legislation and guidance mean for our construction sector clients.

    Construction and The Climate - Decarbonising Concrete: in conversation with Chad Mahoney

    Construction and The Climate - Decarbonising Concrete: in conversation with Chad Mahoney

    A building block in most construction projects, concrete is responsible for about 8 percent of global carbon emissions. Several companies are working to create a greener mix. One of those companies is CarbonCure Technologies a company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For this episode, Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar are joined by Chad Mahoney of CarbonCure Technologies to discuss more sustainable concrete production.

    • 15 min
    Construction and The Climate - Force Majeure

    Construction and The Climate - Force Majeure

    In this podcast episode, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss force majeure clauses – in particular how our understanding of force majeure may have to adapt over time in light of climate change.

    • 12 min
    Construction and The Climate - Whole Life Carbon Assessment: in conversation with Simon Sturgis

    Construction and The Climate - Whole Life Carbon Assessment: in conversation with Simon Sturgis

    In this episode, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating are joined by Simon Sturgis. Simon Sturgis is widely recognised as an expert, an innovator and a lateral thinker in delivering a low carbon, resource efficient, built environment. He has led UK thinking and produced industry guidance for the RICS, RIBA, UKGBC, BCO and others which has already changed the way projects are designed and built in the UK.
    Camilla, Ruth and Simon discuss the first edition of the RICS Whole life carbon assessment standard and the upcoming second edition (effective from July this year).

    • 32 min
    Construction and The Climate - The Buildings & Climate Global Forum: in conversation with Will Wild

    Construction and The Climate - The Buildings & Climate Global Forum: in conversation with Will Wild

    In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating are joined by Will Wild. Will is the Built Environment Lead at the Climate Champions Team. He supports the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions in accelerating the action and ambition of business and industry towards a decarbonised and resilient built environment.
    Camilla, Ruth and Will discuss the Buildings & Climate Global Forum, the Ministerial Declaration (Declaration de Chaillot) made at the Forum, as well as the findings of the Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction.

    • 17 min
    Construction and The Climate - Environmental Product Declarations: in conversation with Dr Jane Anderson

    Construction and The Climate - Environmental Product Declarations: in conversation with Dr Jane Anderson

    In this podcast episode, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) with Dr Jane Anderson of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products.
    Jane, Ruth and Camilla discuss the development, process and challenges associated with EPDs – along with their increasing prevalence in the industry.

    • 18 min
    Construction and The Climate - Trends in Construction Arbitration: in conversation with Alexandre Vagenheim

    Construction and The Climate - Trends in Construction Arbitration: in conversation with Alexandre Vagenheim

    In this episode, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss trends in construction arbitration with Alexandre Vagenheim, Vice-President of Global Legal Data, Jus Mundi. Alexandre, Ruth and Camilla discuss trends relating to construction, environmental issues, and how environmental issues arise in construction arbitration.

    • 28 min

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