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Construction and The Climate Podcast

In this podcast, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating, barristers at 39 Essex Chambers, discuss the key climate change issues relating to the construction sector.

The built environment and construction sector accounts for 38% of global carbon emissions and it has been estimated that globally every week we build the equivalent of a city the size of Paris. The building sector is therefore well-positioned to have a significant impact on emissions reductions – future legal requirements and case law will reflect this.

This podcast focusses on what the trends in climate change related litigation, legislation and guidance mean for our construction sector clients.

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Episode 22 - Construction and The Climate - The Buildings & Climate Global Forum

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating are joined by Will Wild. Will is the Built Environment Lead at the Climate Champions Team. He supports the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions in accelerating the action and ambition of business an... Read more  

Episode 21 - Construction and The Climate - Environmental Product Declarations: in conversation with Dr Jane Anderson

In this episode, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) with Dr Jane Anderson of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products. Jane, Ruth and Camilla discuss the development, process and challenges asso... Read more  

Episode 20 - Construction and The Climate - Trends in Construction Arbitration: in conversation with Alexandre Vagenheim

In this episode, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss trends in construction arbitration with Alexandre Vagenheim, Vice-President of Global Legal Data, Jus Mundi. Alexandre, Ruth and Camilla discuss trends relating to construction, environmental... Read more  

Episode 19 - Construction and The Climate - Quantifying Construction and Climate: Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar in conversation with Dan Miles

In this episode, Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar are joined by Dan Miles. Dan is an experienced chartered quantity surveyor and expert witness working on high-value, complex disputes and has given evidence on multiple occasions in various internati... Read more  

Episode 18 - Construction and The Climate - Turning Rooftops into Gardens: Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar in conversation with Tim Cousin

In this episode, Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar are joined by Tim Cousin of Roofscapes. Roofscapes is a startup from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, with a mission of transforming untapped rooftops into green roofs as a way to mitigat... Read more  

Episode 17 - Construction and The Climate - Reflections on COP28: Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar in conversation with Will Wild

In this episode, Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar are joined by Will Wild, the Built Environment Lead at the Climate Champions Team. Will talked through the profile and presence of the built environment at COP28, the sector’s response to the global ... Read more  

Episode 16 - Construction and The Climate - Building to COP: Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar in conversation with Audrey Nugent

In this episode, Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar are joined by Audrey Nugent, Director of Global Advocacy at the World Green Building Council. Ruth, Camilla and Audrey discuss what to expect at COP28 in relation to the built environment; the Buildi... Read more  

Episode 15 - Construction and The Climate - How to Measure Embodied Carbon

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘How to Measure Embodied Carbon’ with Sean Clemons. Sean Clemons is the UK Managing Director of MGAC and has a wealth of project experience both as a chartered quantity surveyor and as a proj... Read more  

Episode 14 - Construction and The Climate - Focus on Retrofitting

In this episode of Construction and the Climate, Ruth and Camilla discuss retrofitting – what is it, why does it matter and what legal challenges will retrofitting pose? Read more  

Episode 13 - Construction and The Climate - Retrofitting

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Retrofitting’ with Will Hurst. Will Hurst is Managing Editor of Architects' Journal (AJ). He is an award-winning journalist who has spent his career writing about architecture and the built ... Read more  

Episode 12 - Construction and The Climate - Focus on Insurance

In this episode, Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating are joined by Dominic Lion, director and head of sustainable real estate at Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage. Camilla, Ruth and Dominic discuss the insurance challenges for the construction se... Read more  

Episode 11 - Contracting for the Climate - Five Highlights

In this episode of Construction and the Climate, Ruth and Camilla look back on the ten episodes in the series so far and draw out five key highlights for listeners Read more  

Episode 10 - Contracting for the Climate - Focus on Contractual Updates

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Contracting for the Climate: Focus on Contractual Updates’ with Jeremy Glover. Jeremy is a Partner at Fenwick Elliott LLP, specialising in construction, energy and engineering law at home an... Read more  

Episode 9 - Contracting for the Climate - Global Trends

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Contracting for the Climate: Global Trends’ with Tiffanie Chan. Tiffanie is a Policy Analyst for the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute’s Climate Change Laws of the World project. She is curr... Read more  

Episode 8 - Contracting for the Climate - Greenwashing (with Miles Lockwood)

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss greenwashing claims with Miles Lockwood. Miles is director of complaints and investigations at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Miles joined the ASA in 2010 and is responsible for l... Read more  

Episode 7 - Contracting for the Climate - Greenwashing

In this episode, Ruth Keating and Camilla ter Haar discuss greenwashing claims and how they relate to the construction sector. Camilla and Ruth discuss what can be done by the construction sector and those advising construction sector clients, on how... Read more  

Episode 6 - Constructing for the Climate – The Road to Net Zero

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Constructing for the Climate – The Road to Net Zero’ with Victoria Burrows. Victoria is Director of Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council’s pioneering, global programme to acceler... Read more  

Episode 5 - Contracting for the Climate – Sustainability and Responsibility

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Contracting for the Climate – Sustainability and Responsibility’ with Tiong Teck Wee. Tiong Teck Wee is the Co-Head of the Sustainability & Responsible Business Practice and a Partner in... Read more  

Episode 4 - Building for the Future – Climate Change and the Built Environment

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Building for the Future – Climate Change and the Built Environment’ with Stephen Hodder MBE. Stephen is a former RIBA President and established the CIC Climate Change Committee. He is also t... Read more  

Episode 3 - Building for the Future - Climate Change and Arbitration

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Building for the Future – Climate Change and Arbitration’ with Jessica Crow. Jessica is an independent arbitrator (Arbitra International) who specialises in Energy and Natural Resources, Clim... Read more  

Episode 2 - Trends in Climate Change Litigation: Building for the Future

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss ‘Building for the Future’ with Joana Setzer Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics a... Read more  

Episode 1 - Contracting for the Climate

In this episode Camilla ter Haar and Ruth Keating discuss 'Contracting for the Climate' with Becky Annison of the Chancery Lane Project. This episode discusses some of the Chancery Lane Project's model clauses and tips for lawyers on how these clause... Read more