Purpose and Audience
This paper outlines the important role of the Built Environment in reaching Net Zero emissions as well as adapting to the existing impacts of climate change and mitigating against future impacts. It explains the Built Environment concept and showcases the unique capabilities of companies within British Expertise International (BEI) who offer services that have the potential to contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions and create a more sustainable and resilient built environment. They are illustrated through an overview of company specialisms and a set of case studies.
The paper is designed to meet the needs of a range of agencies seeking rapid insights into the service and advisory offering of such companies. The agencies for whom this paper has been developed include:
• UK government agencies (DIT, BEIS, FCDO, Innovate UK, DEFRA)
• Overseas government agencies
• Bilateral development agencies
• Multilateral development agencies
The BEI Built Environment Working Group
The Built Environment Group (BEWG) of BEI is a group of companies that offer the full spectrum of expertise related to helping global, national and local clients meet the challenge of creating sustainable built environments and preparing for increasing climate impacts. The expertise of the group encompasses policy, regulatory and legal toolkits and frameworks, market design, risk assessment and energy masterplanning at building, local and national scale, including the integration of renewable energy generation and low-carbon transport.
The Built Environment group is part of the wider BEI Climate Change Working Group, a cohort of BEI companies who offer a full set of professional advisory services related to reaching Net Zero and mitigating and adapting to climate change.
British Expertise International
British Expertise International (BEI) is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting its members who provide services including infrastructure, capacity building, weather and climate services and international development expertise, with a particular focus on the dynamic and growing markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Southeast Europe.
BEI works closely with the UK and foreign governments to help its members understand international markets and the opportunities they present through a wide range of activities. BEI members range from some of the UK’s largest companies to some of the smallest, but all share a common goal of exporting the best of UK expertise in professional services.
BEI has successfully delivered this unique focus by working both across various networks and alongside the UK government and other stakeholders for over 50 years.