The next ten years are critical if we are to stand any chance of limiting temperature rises to 1.5 degrees. We need an urgent shift to net zero carbon buildings, and deep cuts in emissions across the whole built environment.

UKGBC wants to ensure that the built environment industry is at the forefront of climate leadership. To enable this, on 20 September, we will be launching a climate leadership model with a call to action for all businesses to use this in setting their built environment specific commitments.

The 20 September is the date of the Global Climate Strike, where schoolchildren striking for climate action have called for all adults to join them.

To change everything, we need everyone.

UKGBC will:

  • Enable all its staff to participate in the Global Climate Strike on 20 September
  • Encourage UKGBC members to join us for part of the strike to show strong built environment support for urgent climate action from policy-makers and industry
  • Share our approach, and publicly stated climate commitments of our members using our Climate Leadership Model

September 20th Logistics

UKGBC would encourage you to bring banners and placards with messages about why you believe it is critical that the built environment takes strong climate action now. We believe it is critical that the voice of business is heard, so we will mostly be wearing normal business attire, and would invite you to do the same.

UKGBC are leveraging this strike to call for strong leadership amongst built environment businesses and professionals. In this context, please let us know if you are happy for us to publicise your organisation’s involvement, if so, please contact


Meet time: 11:45
Meet location: The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7 BT [Open in Google Maps]
*What3Words: drama.kind.being
UKGBC contact: Sophie Coyle (07940 368619)

[Main strike location: Millbank, London, United Kingdom SW1P 3JA]

There will be brief remarks and a group photo. Following that, we are inviting all who are interested to walk with us from Store Street to join the central demonstration at Millbank – this may take around 45 minutes, depending on crowd size.


Meet time: 12:00
Meet location: St. Philip’s Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB [Open in Google maps]
UKGBC contact: Philippa Birch-Wood (07741879015)

[Main strike Location: Victoria Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom B1 1BD]


Meet time: 11am
Meet location: College Green, Bristol
*What3Words: judge.skip.peanut
UKGBC contact: Sophia Cox (07875 179617)

[Main strike location: College Green, Bristol, United Kingdom BS1 5TJ]

UKGBC will be marching with the Good Homes Alliance (GHA) at the Bristol Global Climate Strike which meets at College Green, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 5TJ, starting at 11am. If you would like to join us, look out for the GHA banner or call Sophia.


Meet time: 12 noon
Meet location: Outside Union, Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW [Open in Google Maps]
*What3Words: post.intent.herb
UKGBC contact: John Alker (07772 228737)

[Main strike location: St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, United Kingdom M2 5PD]

The student organisers have asked that everyone involved in the global demonstration sets an alarm to go off for 1pm to convey the urgency of the climate crisis. Both the student organisers and UKGBC would welcome you to bring along your children, family and friends to the event.

Individuals at UKGBC member organisations can sign up to receive updates on how they can join with other members and get involved with the Global Climate Strike.


Further details about the Global Climate Strike, including ideas for workplaces wherever you are, can be found here.

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