Shifting the Infrastructure Industry from EGO to ECO

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Shifting the Infrastructure Industry from EGO to ECO

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The infrastructure industry is the number one driver of carbon emissions across the world. It is also an industry which serves our basic needs, by managing assets such as road, rail, power or water supply networks throughout their lifecycle.

The industry is rapidly developing the knowledge needed to meet the climate emergency challenge, people are passionate and committed; but there is an action gap. Time is not our friend if we are to meet the ambitious UK government target of at least 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade (compared to 1990 levels). We cannot rely on traditional models to deliver this pace of change. We need to act faster and work together across traditionally siloed areas to have even a fighting chance.

Infrastructure’s biggest carbon emissions are in its construction, operation and maintenance stages, but the biggest influence we have over carbon is at the early strategy and design stages, when we should be considering other options such as demand management, sweating our assets and low-build and no-build options. In each of these stages, silo-thinking currently prevails.

This session seeks to explore how the infrastructure industry can evolve to meet the challenges of these ecologically and socially stressed times; how to shift to working in harmony with the natural world, rather than destroying it. We will look at ways to move from the dominance of the traditional cost, quality and time triangle to a circular economy to meet society’s needs in harmony with the planet.

The session leaders are looking to test their proposals through narrative and peer coaching.

The session will explore;

  • The legacy of industrial era thinking as a blocker to solving complex problems which transcend contractual and corporate boundaries
  • How the pockets of excellence need to be able to flow freely to the people who need it through a web of connectivity
  • New models for navigating complexity, which enable cooperation rather than creating false boundaries

PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION WILL BE RECORDED FOR USE IN THE CCA SEEDBANK WHICH WILL BE FREELY AVAILABLE TO VISITORS TO THE CCA WEBSITE. BY ATTENDING YOU ARE AGREEING TO THIS HAPPENING, THANK YOU.

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