Creating Zero-Carbon Tunnels

Creating Zero-Carbon Tunnels

Despite a daunting timeline set by the Paris Accord, zero-carbon tunnels are within reach, provided the right solutions are implemented.
Er. Vasileios (Bill) Paoulos, CMT, CMRL, L&T Construction Heavy Civil Infrastructure

The tunnelling industry is at a tipping point where sustainability and decarbonization are at the top of the executives’ agendas. To achieve a 1.5°c climate-change target by 2050, the tunnelling industry will need to play its own role to reduce direct CO2 emissions to net zero.

Currently, only few countries and infrastructure projects are “walking the talk” and taking the initiative to reduce carbon emissions. Perhaps Norway is one country leading the way; with their world leading domestic electric vehicle market, electric drive construction equipment is increasingly being employed. Norway’s major cities are to witness carbon neutral construction by 2025.

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