- General Interest
As the building sector is a major contributor to climate change, it is a key area of discussion at the conference.
During the event, all 74 national Green Building Councils agreed upon strict decarbonisation measures. As a whole, the construction sector decided that they needed to reduce their CO2 emissions by 84 Gigatonnes by 2050. This is the equivalent of getting rid of 22,000 coal-fired power stations around the world.
The companies within the Green Building Councils committed to a variety of green measures. These include large-scale energy efficient refurbishments of their existing buildings, training thousands of “green building professionals” and establishing a new international green building body known as the “Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction”. This organisation is aimed at encouraging global organisations to work together towards higher levels of green building.
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