A method for bringing in different levels of governance and regulation through public-private partnerships for a more holistic life cycle assessment for the Built Environment.

In 2045, increasing emissions and the prioritizing of economic growth might result in a greater climate crisis that exacerbates social issues such as health, housing, and inequality, whilst existing infrastructure and new construction continue Business-As-Usual. 

 

Globally, this would mean that fewer people have access to affordable housing, and those who do will have to cope with a lack of access to green environments, healthy surroundings, and existing industries continue without regard for their emissions embedded within both the materials but also the processes of construction.

 

For the UK this would create a new paradigm where holistic value chain assessments and public-private partnerships can allow for greater access to expert knowledge throughout the building value chain to promote a more sustainable future ahead of 2045.

 

This would mean greater investment into low-emission materials and resources, repurposing of existing infrastructure for social quandaries such as housing and inequality, and a reduction of pressure on the health system through cleaner urban landscapes by reducing urban expansion into natural areas, more conscious and sustainable resource consumption in construction and other sectors, and the opportunity for knowledge-sharing with developing countries that may struggle with meeting such targets.