Welcome to The Crown Estate
Tackling climate change and energy security
Climate change presents physical, financial and regulatory risks and opportunities to our business and to society as a whole.
Buildings currently account for 36 per cent of the UK's total annual greenhouse emissions through heating, cooling and power. The property sector therefore has an important role to play in reducing the UK's carbon footprint.
A changing climate - from incremental changes to more severe and frequent extreme weather events - could affect our diverse estate both directly and indirectly. We need to understand and prepare for the predicted changes.
Energy security remains a concern for the UK. Renewable energy has an important role in improving the country's energy security and carbon footprint.
We are working hard to tackle the risks posed by climate change and enable the huge potential of renewable energy to be realised. Our approach can be summarised as:
Mitigation: reducing our carbon footprint
We are taking action to reduce our carbon footprint by making our properties more energy efficient; engaging with tenants to increase awareness and implementing a green travel code. Find out more how we are reducing our carbon emissions.
Adaptation: understanding and adapting to changes in climate
Adaptation involves understanding the implications of a changing climate on our businesses and ensuring we are able to respond appropriately. We are developing a mechanism to evaluate the risks of changing climate.
Energy security: enabling the development of renewable energy
Renewable energy will play a key part in meeting the UK's energy demand and tackling climate change. As custodian of important natural resources, we have a key role to play in enabling developers to realise the potential of renewable energy.
Full carbon footprint data
Get the detailed breakdown of how we are reducing our carbon footprint with charts, extensive supporting data and commentary on our energy use and carbon footprint.