Climate change is the single most important issue facing the world today. To protect our planet, we need to prevent a 1.5° rise in global temperatures this century. To do this, carbon emissions need to be cut to net zero globally by 2050 – but we are currently on course to miss this goal by at least five-fold. The built environment has a key role to play in this challenge. Today, buildings and construction together account for 36% of global final energy use and 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions when upstream power generation is included.
Planet Passionate is Kingspan’s ambitious 10-year global sustainability programme that aims to impact three big global issues:
- Climate change
- Protection of our natural world
By setting ourselves challenging targets in the areas of energy, carbon, circularity and water, we aim to make significant advances in the sustainability of both our business operations and our products.