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How do we kick start the renovation revolution?


How do we kick start the renovation revolution?

About this ThinkIn

in partnership with Rockwool

This ThinkIn is taking place at The New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow, close to Cop26. Tortoise members are able to go in-person for free. Just go to The New York Times event page, click the black button ‘Get ticket £9.99’ and use the code TortoisexNYT to book your free in-person ticket. 

We can’t tackle climate change without tackling buildings. About a fifth of carbon emissions in the US and UK come directly from households – draughty windows, tired boilers and poorly insulated walls leak energy and make it more tempting for residents to turn up the thermostat to keep warm. A wide-scale campaign of retrofitting is necessary to bring them up to standard – but the work remains expensive and hasn’t yet taken off. Who is going to pay for it? Homeowners or government? Where public money has been earmarked, why hasn’t it been unlocked? What will it take to update housing for the age of the climate emergency?

We are delighted to be partnering with The New York Times to host a series of ThinkIns at The New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow during Cop26. We will be hosting a number of ThinkIns over eight days, continuing our investigation into how we can Accelerate Net Zero.

This ThinkIn is part of Tortoise’s Accelerating Net Zero coalition. Visit the homepage to find out more about the coalition and join us.

editor and invited experts

Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

Jens Birgersson
President & Chief Executive Officer, ROCKWOOL Group

Tracie Pearce
Chief Customer Officer, Homes, Santander

This ThinkIn is taking place at The New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow, close to Cop26. Tortoise members are able to go in-person for free. Just go to The New York Times event page, click the black button ‘Get ticket £9.99’ and use the code TortoisexNYT to book your free in-person ticket.

We are delighted to be partnering with The New York Times to host a series of ThinkIns at The New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow during Cop26. We will be hosting eight ThinkIns over eight days from 08:30 – 09:30, continuing our investigation into how we can Accelerate Net Zero.

This ThinkIn is part of Tortoise’s Accelerating Net Zero coalition. The initiative brings together our members and a network of organisations across a programme of ThinkIns and journalism devoted to accelerating progress towards Net Zero.

Visit the homepage to find out more about the coalition and join us.