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At a time of a global climate emergency and with an international agreement to transition to a net zero carbon
economy by or before 2050, PAS 2080 outlines a carbon management process that is applicable across both
infrastructure and buildings, recognizing that they have key commonalities and are part of an interconnected
system – the built environment. By following the PAS 2080 approach, value chain members across the built
environment can work collaboratively towards the common goal of net zero carbon transition and achieve the
• align buildings and infrastructure projects and/or programmes of work, at the asset, network or system level, to
the net zero transition by or before 2050, and therefore contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5 °C, as per
Paris Climate Agreement 2015;
• reduce carbon and increase value across the whole life of buildings and infrastructure; and
• remove silos and create collaborative ways of working that promote innovation, encourage positive change for
society and support economic development.