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A Message from the WorldGBC Chairman

Fri, 12th Dec 2014

A message from WorldGBC Chairman, Bruce Kerswill

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Buildings as Human Resource Tools

Thu, 11th Dec 2014

When many people hear "green," they think they are going to lose something - that they will have to sell their cars, cancel their vacations, and live in the dark. At the same time, few people really understand what phrases like "low carbon" or "zero emissions" actually mean.

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Applications Now Open for WorldGBC CEO Position

Wed, 10th Dec 2014

The World Green Building Council is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead our global network of 100 green building councils

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Croatia GBC Partnership Spotlights GBPro Trainers

Wed, 10th Dec 2014

The Croatia GBC has formed a partnership with Zagrebačka banka (Unicredit) to shine a light on GBPro Trainers, offering insight into their experience, knowledge and the current state of the green building arena.

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MENA GBCs Meet to Collaborate and Share Initiatives

Mon, 8th Dec 2014

On 28 October, nine of the fifteen councils in the MENA region met at the Dead Sea, Jordan. The meeting was hosted by Jordan GBC and was organised in conjunction with the Eco-Cities of the Mediterranean 2014 Forum & Expo. Representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the UAE attended the full day meeting, which kicked-off with a roundup of GBC presentations, followed by capacity building sessions and a discussion on network-wide collaboration

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TMG-C40 Report on Urban Efficiency Available

Thu, 4th Dec 2014

A new report from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and C40 is now available

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Climate Action Programme: Report with UNEP/WorldGBC

Sun, 30th Nov 2014

The next Climate Action Report will be launched at the Sustainable Innovation Forum on 9th December at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center, Lima, Peru. The report includes an article by Jane Henley on Global Partnerships, Global Solutions

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Global Partnerships, Global Solutions

Wed, 26th Nov 2014

In a new article for Climate Action, our CEO Jane Henley discusses the need for global solutions to the environmental challenges we are facing

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President Ivo Josipović to Sponsor Croatia GBC Conference

Wed, 26th Nov 2014

Croatian President Ivo Josipović recently received a delegation of the Croatia Green Building Council who informed him of the preparations for the first summit on green building which President Josipović will sponsor. They also discussed the possibility of organizing a conference on the fight against climate change at the highest international level in Croatia next year

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USGBC Acknowledges WorldGBC Partners at UNEP Champions of the Earth Event

Thu, 20th Nov 2014

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 20, 2014): This week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was honored as a winner of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award. In accepting the award in the category of entrepreneurial vision, USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi acknowledged the role of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and its 100+ member councils in driving the global green building movement that the award recognized

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Sustainable Innovation Forum Announces Influential Speaker Lineup

Wed, 19th Nov 2014

The UNEP and Climate Action’s Sustainable Innovation Forum will be held on 9 December in Peru, alongside the COP20 negotiations in Lima.

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Join Us for Green Apple Day of Service

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

On 28 September 2013, the Green Apple Day of Service will bring together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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Jane Henley On Our IFC Partnership

Wed, 31st Jul 2013

As countries across the globe race to improve the sustainability of their buildings and infrastructure, it’s important to be mindful that green buildings are more than just “the right thing to do.” They are about market transformation.

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BGBC to Host GREEN FUTURE Event

Wed, 31st Jul 2013

Mark your calendar for the upcoming BGBC GREEN FUTURE event this September

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StandardDays Info Sessions Available

Sun, 28th Jul 2013

StandarDays is a two-day-information session aimed at newcomers to European Standardisation, as well as those who would like to understand CEN and CENELEC better. The info days give a clear and structured overview of the European Standardisation System, of the CEN and CENELEC products and processes, as well as the benefits of involvement in European Standardisation to potential stakeholders.

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Peru Green Build Expo and Congress

Tue, 23rd Jul 2013

Peru Green Building Council held its successful Peru Green Build 2013 Expo and International Congress on 28 and 29 June.

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Update from the Panama GBC

Mon, 22nd Jul 2013

There are lots of exciting things happening at the Panama GBC.  Here are some of their achievements:

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IFC and World Green Building Council Announce Global Partnership

Tue, 16th Jul 2013

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2013: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) today announced that they will collaborate to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to playing a leadership role in transforming the built environment and mitigating climate change.

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HuGBC Welcomes New Leadership Team

Tue, 16th Jul 2013

The Hungary Green Building Council held its annual General Assembly on 29 May 2013, during which members elected a new Board of Directors for a two year term, including two Vice Presidents. Dr. András Reith, the current president of HuGBC will continue in this position for a further year.

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Call for Proposals - EcoDistricts Summit

Tue, 16th Jul 2013

Join EcoDistricts in Boston, Massachusetts from 12 to 14 November for the EcoDistricts Summit, a can’t-miss event for leaders who are shaping and building the cities and urban neighborhoods of the future.

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European Commission Consults on Sustainable Buildings Policy

Wed, 10th Jul 2013

A public consultation exploring what sustainable buildings policy for Europe should look like in the future has been launched by the European Commission.

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