Volvo to host sustainable construction summit

Volvo to host sustainable construction summit Many countries in the Middle East have recently imposed stricter limits on carbon emissions. (Image source: kalmyket/Flickr)The Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) summit will take place this week in Gothenburg, Sweden

Hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment, the one-day event on Wednesday will provide a forum for a range of industry experts, academics and interested stakeholders to discuss the challenges faced by the industry in its drive for sustainability.

Many countries in the Middle East have begun to impose more stringent environmental standards on new buildings in recent years, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions, making this topic an important one for the region.

Presenters at the summit will include representatives of Volvo Group, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), the European Commission, Stockholm Resilience Centre, the World Green Building Council, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Building Research Establishment.

The event will also see speakers from the Swedish Transport Administration, Swedish Energy Agency, Gothenburg’s local government, Skanska, Balfour Beatty and Heidelberg Cement.

Specific topics for discussion will include innovations, research, various initiatives by the United Nations and European Commission, business models and value chain collaboration – all aimed at reducing the environmental impact of construction.

As well as aiming to foster cooperation through the event, CCC initiative also provides funding for environmental research projects on topics such as circular business models, energy storage systems and reducing carbon emissions during construction.

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