Through our seven commitments on climate change the RTPI promotes a positive and realistic response to the challenges of climate change.
Policy changes and consultations
View all open consultations or email Policy Team.
Sustainable Design and Construction published by a cross sector group, which RTPI is a member of, assists LPAs in their statutory duty to contribute to sustainable development, of which sustainable design and construction is an integral part.
BREEAM Communities 2012 helps the design team, developers and planners to improve and measure the sustainability of developments at the neighbourhood scale.
The District Heating Manual for London is intended to provide practical guidance for developers, network designers and planners with the aim of creating a consistent framework for delivering district heating networks.
The National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation guide examines how new homes at risk of overheating because of higher levels of airtightness and increased thermal insulation, can be kept at a comfortable temperature through key aspects of design and specification.
Networks, groups and forums
We have a number of networks, groups and discussion forums for people with a specialist interest within planning. Climate change is applicable to all aspects of planning. Join a Network.
RTPI projects and research
We believe that policies that promote climate change mitigation and adaptation need to be mainstreamed into general planning policy. It is important not to rely on new development to ensure a sustainable global future, because existing places generate the majority of carbon emissions, resource and energy use. It is necessary to adapt these places to achieve sustainable development and to ensure that planning supports and encourages these changes.