Articles Grimshaw joins United Nations Race To Zero

Grimshaw has signed up to the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, the largest global alliance committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

By joining, Grimshaw is supporting the campaign’s objective of building momentum for the urgent need to shift to a decarbonised economy. In the lead up to and during COP 26, it is a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.

Dr Paul Toyne, Grimshaw’s sustainability director said; “By signing up to the UN Race to Zero campaign we are restating our net-zero carbon commitments and aligning ourselves with like-minded companies that also recognise the need to collaborate to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Grimshaw is already signed up to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) which demonstrates climate leadership by publicly adopting science-based emissions reduction targets to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To do this Grimshaw is committed to reducing the carbon emissions associated with running their studios by 50% by 2030. The practice is also a signatory of the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.

“The biggest impact we can have, as a design community, is through our design advice and delivery which is why we have publicly committed to design net-zero carbon ready buildings by 2025. We are also setting an example by managing the direct impacts of running our own practice and reducing our emissions and impact.”

Dr Paul Toyne