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Cop26: Design and the environment

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16 November 2021

Episode 527

30 minutes

We hear about what Cop26 means for the built environment and look at Audi’s transition to a green future. Plus: should the fashion industry’s environmental targets be more ambitious?

16 November 2021

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Chapter 1

Maria Smith on building for the environment

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Maria Smith, director of sustainability and physics at Buro Happold and co-editor of the Royal Institute of British Architects report ‘Built for the Environment’, tells us how Cop26 will affect the built environment.

6 minutes

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Timber’s ecological credentials

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James Drinkwater, head of built environment at the Laudes Foundation and former director of the World Green Building Council, discusses the environmental benefits of building with timber.

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Chapter 3

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Audi’s green future

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How Audi’s transition to electric vehicles brings with it a new approach to design.

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Chapter 4

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What next for fashion?

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Veronica Bates Kassatly analyses the fashion news emerging from Cop26 and explains why the current targets are simply not ambitious enough.

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