The world is changing
Built for adaption
The world is on the precipice of a climate catastrophe. The sea levels are rising, severe droughts are more common than ever, and extreme weather events are occurring more frequently. Climate change is affecting every country, threatening lives and livelihoods globally, and is presenting an unprecedented challenge to the entire world.
Climate change and the built environment are intimately connected. The built environment is a key driver of global greenhouse emissions and it consumes nearly half of the total global raw material.
Reaching a more sustainable built environment is therefore critical for all of our futures. By studying one of UCEM’s sustainable short courses or one of our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, you can learn modern, sustainable building practices that will give you the agency to make a hugely positive impact and bring about a more sustainable future.