The global climate challenge
The message from climate science is clear: we must act now to transform the systems that underpin our daily lives and economies. Action must be taken on two fronts – and at the same time.
First, we must reconfigure the way we power our world, move through it, produce materials, and build with them. We must adopt ways of doing these things that do not emit greenhouse gases.
Second, we must build resilience to the impacts of unavoidable climate change. We must become far more resilient to threats such as flooding, drought, wildfires, and heatwaves.
Contributing to COP26
The role of business in preventing extreme climate change is expanding as commitments made by governments to decarbonize move from policy development to implementation. As a business with extensive strategic and technical expertise in climate change services, we are working with our clients to accelerate action.
Arup is working with the UK Government COP26 Presidency team as lead sustainable event consultant for the UN annual climate change conference, taking place 1-12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. In addition, many of our climate experts will participate in discussions during COP26.Find out more about our presence at COP26
Developing sustainable solutions
All parts of society must contribute to achieving net zero carbon and building our climate resilience. Contributing to sustainable development is our primary goal. Our clients trust us to work with them to define their climate strategies, plans, projects and interventions. Together we will build a safe and resilient future for all.
Becoming a net zero company
We are committed to becoming a net zero organisation.
To address our own emissions, we are using science-based targets to achieve goals set out in our net zero carbon strategy. Our strategy addresses scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and includes interim goals to ensure we meet our 2030 net zero target. Our approach commits us to making real and lasting changes to the ways we operate and how we work with and advise our clients.Download our Net Zero Carbon Strategy