RTPI appoints RSK to produce a climate impact assessment and action plan

June 18, 2020

RSK is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by the UK’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to prepare a climate impact assessment. RSK will also produce an action plan outlining ways in which the RTPI can reduce its carbon footprint. The announcement follows an open tender process inviting consultancies to bid to undertake an assessment of how the RTPI could mitigate its impact on climate and become more sustainable.

RTPI and RSK

Clockwise from top left: Dave Allen (RSK Project Director), Danielle King (RSK Project Manager), Jack Lloyd (RSK Principal Communications Specialist), Isabella Krabbe (RTPI Research Officer), Victoria Hills (RTPI Chief Executive), Cat Goumal (RTPI Staff Champion for Climate Action), Luke Hobson (RSK Principal Carbon Specialist) and (centre) Ian Tant (RTPI Board Champion for Climate Action)

“RSK is delighted to have the opportunity to support the RTPI’s strategic ambition to become a leading advocate of climate action through the delivery of its corporate strategy 2020–2030,” said RSK Associate Director and Carbon Team Leader Dave Allen. “Inherent in this, is our shared commitment to best practice with respect to climate change and sustainability.

“We are looking forward to working with the RTPI to support them on this important journey from consultation and assessment, through benchmarking and consensus building, to the development of actions that will reduce their climate impact.”

Ian Tant MRTPI, RTPI Immediate Past President and Board Champion for Climate Action, added, “With RSK’s expert help and input, I am sure that the climate action plan for the RTPI will help to cement the institute’s position as a leading advocate for sustainable placemaking through a clear commitment to tackling climate change. With the urgent need to address the climate crisis underpinning all aspects of the RTPI’s corporate strategy, I am delighted that we will be working with RSK on this important piece of work.”

RSK will start work on the assessment phase of the project immediately: initial consultation and data collection will take place throughout June. Stakeholder workshops and action planning will occur in July and the project will conclude with the publication of the action plan summary in August 2020.

RSK provides a wide range of mitigation and adaptation services to optimise the climate resilience of its clients. For more information, please contact Dave Allen.

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