What You Need To Know About COP26 and The Steps Britmet Are Taking To Help The Environment

For decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on Earth for a global climate conference. The COP26 event is a global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle environmental issues. This year COP26 will be one of the biggest summits that the UK has ever hosted, with around 30,000 attendees. 

The word ‘COP’ stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’ and is attended by world leaders, ministers, and negotiators but also by representatives from civil society, business, international organisations and the media. The UK government declared 2020 a “Year of Climate Action”, pledging to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to ‘net zero’; cutting emissions drastically and absorbing as much carbon as it produces by 2050. 

Reference List: 

COP26: COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Established by the UN, COP1 took place in 1995 – this will be the 26th conference. 

Paris Accord: The Paris Agreement united all of the world’s nations – for the first time – in a single agreement to tackle global warming and cut down greenhouse-gas emissions. 

IPCC: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change examines the latest research into climate change. 

1.5C: Keeping the rise in global average temperature below 1.5C° – compared with pre-industrial times – will avoid the worst impacts of climate change scientists say. 

As a host nation, the UK will likely want all countries to back a strong statement that pledges to net zero emissions by 2050, as well as big reductions by 2030. Whilst tackling climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation, the transition to clean energy is critical to help us achieve the goals of reaching net-zero by 2050. 

The steps Britmet are taking to help the planet: 

Here at Britmet, we are moving towards more sustainable options, we proudly design all our products with the environment in mind. All Britmet tiles, from our anti-vandal pantile 2000 to our synthetic slate, dramatically cut the carbon footprint of any install project due to their lightweight capabilities. Furthermore, our tiles are installed tightly meaning our products go above and beyond to keep warm air inside your home, and cold air out. Britmet also provides a 40-year weather penetration guarantee and an estimated lifecycle of 60 years, meaning you won't be replacing your tiles any time soon. 

Check out some of the steps Britmet are taking to help the environment: 

·  All Britmet tiles dramatically cut the carbon footprint of any install project due to their lightweight capabilities. Lightweight roofing tiles are also much more efficient to transport, resulting in reduced cost and lower CO2 emissions. 

· Brimet’s Liteslate is made from over 90% recycled polymers. Our sustainable synthetic slate tile has only increased in popularity with homeowners due to its easy installation, lightweight qualities and low-pitch capabilities. Unlike traditional slate, Britmet Liteslate will not crack, break or chip, unlike the traditional materials.

· Britmet tiles are recyclable at the end of their life (as long as you remove the stone granules.) 

· It is estimated that every year 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans, so we have designed a roofing tile to save the ocean. By 2021, Britmet will have recycled over five million kilos of plastic, including old crates, bins, during its manufacturing process. 

The benefits of switching to lightweight roofing; 

·  A quality, lightweight, roof installation offers security, and traditional aesthetics to any home, whilst also benefiting the environment. 

· By installing a good quality lightweight roof you will be waving goodbye to those expensive bills* – no more extortionate heating bills! 

· Reduced installation times, with less potential disruption to property owners and neighbours. 

· Lightweight roof installation usually requires much less labour when compared to traditional materials, minimising environmental damage. 

· Unfortunately, roof repairs are very expensive and British weather can do some serious damage to your roof, for your peace of mind, our lightweight panel profiles and synthetic slate tiles offer a 40-year weather penetration guarantee. 

· The potential to adapt roofing without having to vacate the property. 

To Conclude 

Lightweight roofing has increasingly become the preferred choice for many roofing projects including conservatories, low pitched roofs, lightweight structures, and modular homes over the years. 

We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding your expectations. With all our year's experience, we can source you the best lightweight roofing products today. 

If you would like to find out more information about our products and services, get in touch with us today by calling 01295 250998 or emailing sales@britmet.co.uk and we will be happy to help. 

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Written by: Sharan Kandola

Date Posted: 16th November 2021

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