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Embodied ecological impact of materials

08 May 2024
Material Futures Stage
Material Futures

The environmental impact of construction activity is not limited to carbon emissions. The embodied ecological impacts of materials have effects on our natural environment, its ecosystems and biodiversity, both positive and negative. This session will explore the caused by resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation and the disposal of unused materials. What are the ecological impacts of different materials worldwide and how might this influence our broader decision-making?

Clare Goggin, Partner - Jackson Coles
Kai Liebetanz, Senior Sustainability Advisor - UKGBC
Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action - IStructE
Eva MacNamara, Director - Expedition Engineering
Michael Burgass, Director - Biodiversify
Jackson Coles
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