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    What a sustainable city charter demands from real estate

    Decarbonisation isn’t easy at the best of times. When the goal is to decarbonise a city like Westminster, with 11,000 listed buildings and some of the UK’s most recognisable shops, restaurants and theatres, a systematic approach is necessary.

    The Westminster Property Association – whose members include major landlords like Grosvenor, British Land and Derwent – and Westminster City Council have launched London’s first sustainable city charter, providing a framework for decarbonising the built environment.

    With a goal to reach net zero carbon by 2040, Westminster is under pressure to retrofit its buildings, which account for 70% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    Endorsed and supported by local business groups, the charter provides a framework for reducing operational carbon and applies to non-residential buildings.

    Businesses that sign up commit to…

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