Urban Insight is based on a series of insight reports written by Sweco experts. It is a long-term initiative with a different theme each year. The theme for 2020 is Climate Action!
Climate Action will highlight Sweco's global capacity and local knowledge about climate adaption and mitigation. With thousands of specialists across Europe, Sweco has a great opportunity to be part of an ongoing discussion about how to move towards a more sustainable development.
Today, infrastructure sectors in nations such as the UK account for over 50% of carbon emissions. As our urban population grows and the requirement for new and improved infrastructure continues in Europe, this figure could rise to as much as 90% by 2050. The report Carbon Cost in Infrastructure: The Key to the Climate Crisis? studies one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions – the infrastructure sector – and provides key insights on the costs of reaching net zero.