We speak with two of our key players at COP26; Brook Riley, responsible for EU affairs at ROCKWOOL Group, and Ólöf Jónsdóttir, Head of Public Affairs for ROCKWOOL UK.
Rising gas prices are ringing social and political alarm bells. It is officially estimated that over 96m people in the EU are at risk of social exclusion, and this damning figure predates the worst impacts of COVID. It seems likely that many people will struggle to properly heat their homes this winter.
Prohibiting combustible façade insulation and cladding on high-rise and high-risk buildings will be a major step toward aligning Italy’s fire regulations with other EU countries and creating a new generation of fire-safe buildings.
Strengthened national nZEB standards and rigorous implementation are a key ingredient to achieving Europe’s wider climate goals for 2030 and 2050, as well as increased comfort and well-being for occupants and long-term security for investors.
The recently released IPCC report details a long series of stark, science-based observations regarding the state of climate change and the likely impacts in years ahead.
Choosing the right strategy and taking action early to address the hidden carbon emissions in the building sector becomes more and more urgent.
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