GHD, one of the world’s leading global professional services firms, continues its expert commentary on our need to progress climate commitments to reduce future impacts of climate change. Launched today at the COP27 global climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, GHD publishes Mission Critical, a series of three articles addressing forward-thinking commentary through the lens of water, energy and communities on how we can make meaningful progress on our global climate ambitions.

1.    Water – Energy Nexus: Accelerating the transition to low-carbon energy and better managing scarce water resources are two key pillars of a more sustainable future. But what are the intersection points between these critical enablers and where do the opportunities lay to better leverage the water-energy nexus? Click here to read the article

2.    From Resilient to Robust: In the context of climate change, how do we help communities – including the networks, systems and infrastructure that connects them – build resilience to shocks and threats, while being robust in the face of great change and constant disruption? Click here to read the article

3.    Exploring the S in ESG: With debate swirling around definitions of ESG and its effectiveness as a tool to tackle climate change, how do we cut through the commentary to gain consensus on what it means and how it can be leveraged? How can we think outside the emissions box to better understand the social imperatives that will help us balance ‘people and planet’ outcomes? Click here to read the article

GHD subject-matter experts are available for interviews throughout COP27:

•     Tej Gidda: Global Lead, Future Energy

•     Rod Naylor: Global Water Lead

•     James Viray, Head of Sustainability

•     Salma Bin Breik, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Strategic Consulting Leader

•     Jill Hannaford, Global Lead, Future Communities

•     Greg Carli, Executive Advisor, ESG, Sustainability & Resilience

All information can be found here on our interactive COP27 site

About GHD

GHD is a leading professional services company operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Committed to a vision to make water, energy and urbanization sustainable for generations to come, GHD delivers engineering, architecture, environmental and construction solutions to public and private sector clients. Established in 1928 and privately owned by its people, GHD’s network of 10,000+ specialists are connected across 200 offices located on five continents. www.ghd.comFind a local office here.