Keith Jones, National Trust

Keith Jones explains that the National Trust is the guardian keeper of 29,000 buildings in the UK who are also at the forefront at dealing with changing climate and their impact on historic buildings. He tells us that these buildings of which 28,000 are homes, are hundreds if not thousands of years old and were built for a certain climate centuries ago which having to adapt to changing rainfall patterns, temperatures and humidity. Jones’s believes there needs to be more investment in looking after older buildings because in 2050 80% of buildings will have already been built, and it is better to adapt and look after the housing stock we have that to build new. He explains that old buildings already have an embedded carbon stock that needs protecting