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One of the practical steps for the construction sector to positively contribute to climate action will be the launch at COP21 of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.
This worldwide Alliance being launched in Paris aims at gathering countries, cities and public and private organizations of the building sector value chain, with the aim of scaling up the implementation of ambitious actions towards the “below 2°C” pathway in buildings and construction sector.
It is recognised that the planning, design, implementation and refurbishment of buildings and construction offers huge potential to achieve rapid renewable energy growth and energy efficiency gains as well as climate-resilient solutions. This also creates better, safer working and living environments, large cost savings and revenue potential and big reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Heart of the debate are urban centres which continue to grow and hold over seventy percent of the global population. This sector will become increasingly important as a focus of climate action.
How the new PAS2080 standard is promoting low carbon construction
The London Seminar on 14 November on “Implementing PAS2080: Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’ brought together leading experts and the supply chains of major infrastructure clients and contractors to…
EEA: industry across Europe responsible for over half of key pollutants in air
Industry across Europe is responsible for more than half of all carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other key pollutants emitted into the air, according to updated industrial pollution country profiles published today by the European Environment…
Terri Wills WGBC: Full decarbonisation of construction sector necessary. Global standards can set companies on a pathway to reducing emissions.
The latest data indicates that 40 % of green house gas emissions now come from the building and construction sector, says Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council. And of this, 10% comes directly…
Brave targets and involvement of entire supply chain is necessary to reduce carbon in infrastructure projects
Delegates at London Seminar on ‘Implementing PAS2080: Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’ were told how setting brave targets and involving the entire supply chain is necessary to…