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EFCA STATEMENT ON COP26 AND CLIMATE EMERGENCY

12.11.2021 klo 16.59
European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) acknowledge directions drawn and decisions made at COP26 to tackle climate emergency and reach the 1.5°C Paris objective.

European engineering firms reaffirm their pivotal role towards effective implementation of the Paris objective, of the 2030 European Sustainable Development Agenda and more generally of all mitigation and adaptation measures of the Built Environment to climate change.

Considering the climate urgency, EFCA urges all public bodies and European financial institutions to systematically impose climate-related criteria on all procurement processes in relation with construction projects and is ready to make the commitments formulated below in this statement.

EFCA commits to:

  • Continue to strongly advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and European 2030 and 2050 climate objectives,
  • Promote a dedicated “climate action and carbon reduction guidance” for European engineering firms, including putting forward science-based approaches and ISO 14064-1 standards,
  • Encourage all major European engineering consultancies to develop a climate action plan with quantified and measurable targets when not already in place.

Read the full statement from this link.