Climate Framework (Publisher)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review


The Cross-Industry Action Group comprises a group of volunteers representing various professional institutes, and member organisations who have come together with a vision to unite the industry and academia, in the effort to upskill and build our collective capacity for climate action.

This is the vision of the Climate Framework initiative—to unite the industry and academia in the effort to upskill and build our collective capacity for climate action. Our mission is to cross-pollinate experiences and expertise across the industry, embracing all disciplines, and creating a shared curriculum framework as well as a platform for holistic climate knowledge. In this united and coordinated effort, our aim is to break down silos and establish common ground, define a common language, and identify the holistic knowledge and skills every built environment professional must be equipped with in order to deliver truly sustainable built environments today and in the future.

Proposed Structure

The six main themes of the Framework are defined as ‘outcomes’; each of which is then further defined consistently, by a series of five sub-themes. The sub-themes reflect the breath of the richness and depth of different concepts each overarching theme embraces and represents.

The six themes are:

1/. Human Factors
2/. Circular Economy
3/. Energy & Carbon
4/. Ecology & Biodiversity
5/. Waste
6/. Connectivity & Transport

Baker-Brown was asked to comment on numerous drafts of this document and supplied a written endorsement on p.25

“If humans are going to have a chance of reducing the negative impact of the climate and ecological emergency, we will need to work intelligently, effectively, and crucially, collectively— sharing knowledge and expertise. Like many people I believe that we have no time to lose. With the construction industry pretty much responsible for 45% of all CO2 emissions, consuming 50% of all mined and harvested raw materials, and creating over 60% of UK’s annual waste (that’s 120 million tonnes), we urgently need a well-informed route map that will help us steer a path towards a positive future where humans exist in harmony with the rest of our host planet. The Climate Framework is exactly what we need.”
Period10 Dec 2020
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Climate Literacy
  • Collaboration
  • Pedagogic Models