Sustainable Cities Initiative

City Market Briefs

Cities are uniquely positioned to take meaningful action against climate change through the built environment, as they have jurisdiction over certain building regulations, issue construction permits and are more politically agile to pass and implement progressive policies.

The World Green Building Council’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) facilitates interactions between national green building councils and cities around the world, with the aim to create partnerships and collaborations that leverage synergies to rapidly accelerate the uptake of green building.

A project of SCI, in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and other local government networks, is underway, to develop Green Building City Market Briefs for key cities around the globe. The aim is to provide a snapshot of the green building industry and policies in each city. These short briefs will develop a compendium for policy best practices and a roadmap for market transformation at the local level.

Download the available City Market Briefs using the links at the right.

For more information, visit our main Sustainable Cities Initiative page.