Berlin/London, 29 April 2021. As one of the largest contributors to CO2 emissions, the built environment sector is witnessing momentum towards responsible construction practices and advanced technical upgrades to make the sector resilient and future-proof.
British Embassy Berlin, Imperial College London and Drees & Sommer today [29th April 2021] convened the 2nd iteration of the German-British Embassy Talks on Smart and Sustainable Cities, where experts from a wide range of fields came together to discuss the next steps for ecological construction, smart technologies in infrastructure and mobility and their impact on communities. The virtual event was part of an ongoing initiative to develop collaborative opportunities and support the UK and Germany in achieving their zero-emission goals.
With the UK set to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021, the event worked as a forum where interdisciplinary teams could come together for testing ideas and learnings. The exchange between the two countries will help the nations achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and position them at the forefront of the green transformation.
As a climate positive company, Drees & Sommer will continue engaging with stakeholders to realise fruitful outcomes on sustainability and bring the next German-British Embassy Talks to coincide with COP26.