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COP26 CLIMATE SUMMIT > 31 OCTOBER – 12 NOVEMBER 2021, GLASGOW

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.

All eyes will be on the UK to agree the most ambitious plans to fight climate change the world has ever seen. And you can be part of it.”


NFDC LEADING THE WAY FOR CARBON REDUCTION IN DEMOLITION

NFDC is underlining its commitment to reducing carbon as a trade association and advocating for our membership of 140 demolition contractors and 90 industry service providers to do the same. 

NFDC is in the process of defining a performance framework with specific priorities that are most relevant for the demolition sector to focus on and is taking essential steps now to raise awareness of this critical issue and signpost information, guidance and resources for its members.

Nobody has all the answers to tackling the climate problem, but there are 3 steps that NFDC is urging Members to do now to help play their part:

  • JOIN: Join the SME Climate Hub
  • COMMIT: Make the SME Climate Commitment
  • SWITCH: Transition to low-emission fuels on NFDC demolition sites

NFDC will soon be launching a reporting portal for Members, enabling us to set a baseline of demolition sector emissions to measure against and to gain a greater understanding of the current picture. 

This webpage will evolve over time to become an NFDC Climate Change resource centre, so bookmark and check back here often for the latest updates. 


USEFUL INFORMATION SOURCES

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.

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Small to medium sized businesses make a commitment to 3 principle climate change actions. NFDC Members – sign up TODAY.  

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Climate action tools for small and medium-sized businesses.  NFDC Members – it takes just minutes to join the SME Climate Hub. 

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The Construction Industry’s Zero Carbon Change Programme.

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Directory of environmental consultants and service providers

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Global campaign rallying others towards a zero carbon world. 

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Expert partner for businesses, governments and organisations globally – supporting them to reduce carbon emissions and achieve resource efficiency. 

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Calls on all signatories to be net zero carbon across their business by 2040. Companies that sign the pledge commit to three principal areas of action.

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The GHG Emissions Calculation Tool from Greenhouse Gas Protocol and WRI will help companies estimate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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NFDC’S LATEST STEPS

> NFDC Accredited Demolition Contractor Members make the SME Climate Commitment 

(DEMOLITION CONTRACTORS) CLIMATE CHAMPIONS LIST:

  • BRADLEY DEMOLITION
  • RYE DEMOLITION
  • CAWARDEN CO. LTD
  • JOHN F. HUNT
  • HOWARD STOTT DEMOLITION
  • GBM DEMOLITION
  • BEATTIE DEMOLITION
  • WESSEX DEMOLITION
  • SAM GILPIN DEMOLITION

(INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDERS) CLIMATE CHAMPIONS LIST:

  • TOTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • WORSLEY PLANT

*** NFDC MEMBERS ***
When you have made the SME Climate Commitment, please contact: info@demolition-nfdc.com to ensure your company name is added to the list. NFDC will update the list of Members making the SME Climate Commitment on a fortnightly basis. 


> NFDC makes SME Climate Commitment

NFDC has made the ‘SME Climate Commitment’ and in doing so, has committed to 3 Principle Actions: 

  1. Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
  2. Achieve net zero emissions before 2050
  3. Disclose our progress on a yearly basis

In doing so, we are proud to be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, and join governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same mission.


> The Climate Pledge

NFDC Members operating larger enterprises are also urged to find out about and sign The Climate Pledge.

The Climate Pledge calls on companies and organisations to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040. Signatories of the Pledge commit to three principal areas of action:

  1. Regular Reporting: Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis. 
  2. Carbon Elimination: Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions and other carbon emission elimination strategies. 
  3. Credible Offsets: Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040. 

> NFDC advocates for Members to switch to HVO or alternative low-carbon emission fuel. 

NFDC has announced that its members will be expected to phase out the use of red diesel on demolition sites and move to HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuel, or an alternative low-carbon solution, as part of its wider commitment to tackle climate change.

The alternative fuel policy will apply for NFDC’s 140 accredited demolition contractors and for new members. The Federation will monitor the transition, effective from now until a cut-off date of December 2022 when all members will be required to demonstrate their efforts to comply. 

NFDC’s membership accounts for approximately 80% of all demolition works in the UK and the switch to HVO fuel as a sustainable alternative will represent a carbon emission reduction of up to 90% compared with conventional fuel. 

HVO fuel is readily available and can be used as a drop-in replacement in most modern machinery, without the need for costly modifications. NFDC members will be required to demonstrate that their supply of HVO fuel comes with Proof of Sustainability documentation. 

Howard Button, CEO of NFDC commented “A number of our members have already adopted HVO fuel in favour of red diesel and we commend them for taking the moral, environmental and social responsibility to reduce carbon on demolition projects. We are confident that our full membership will readily make the change alongside their clients, suppliers, and subcontractors within the value chain.”


> NFDC Members who have ALREADY transitioned to Green D+ HVO / HVO:

CLIMATE CHAMPIONS LIST:

  • BRADLEY DEMOLITION
  • RYE DEMOLITION
  • CAWARDEN CO. LTD
  • KELTBRAY
  • SAM GIPLIN DEMOLITION (SWITCH IN PROGRESS)
  • WESSEX DEMOLITION (SWITCH IN PROGRESS)

*** NFDC MEMBERS ***
When you have made the switch on your sites to low-emission fuels, please contact: info@demolition-nfdc.com to ensure your name is added to the list. All NFDC Members are encouraged to switch by December 2022. 


> NFDC signs up as ConstructZero Partner

NFDC, trade association for the UK demolition industry, is a Partner of ConstructZero – the construction industry’s zero carbon change programme. This means that NFDC has joined up with organisations across the sector under the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) banner to tell the sector’s story and celebrate progress to Net Zero.

Our commitments as a ConstructZero partner include:

  1. Providing signposting, support and/or guidance to one or more of the 9 ConstructZero performance framework priorities. NFDC has taken a first step with action towards the Transport priority, advocating for its members to transition to HVO fuel or low-carbon emission alternative to red diesel. 
  2. Reporting back to the CZ programme board on areas of missing advice and guidance which could be developed to support our members. 
  3. Issuing communications to cascade news and industry progress.
  4. Assist with the collection of data from the industry
  5. Monitoring organisations within our network who have signed up to ‘Race to Zero’, to encourage their continued commitment to reducing their emissions targets

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