Environment roundup

More than 50 business leaders from the construction industry have written an open letter to Chancellor George Osborne, highlighting the 'major economic opportunity' offered by cutting emissions from the built environment. The letter, published in Monday's Daily Telegraph, says there is a "remarkable degree of consensus" around the business case for tackling emissions.

FIDIC has backed calls to international policy makers to reach a climate deal that achieves zero net emissions at the upcoming Paris COP21 meeting.   FIDIC says business is calling on policymakers to leverage public funds and private sector finance towards low-carbon assets; to introduce carefully designed, robust and predictable carbon pricing; and to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies.