Our Mission

Who are we?

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.  

What’s our mission?

Our mission is to transform the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—we are a global action network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils around the globe.

How will we achieve it?

As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.

Why do we exist?

Buildings and construction account for 39% of energy related CO2 emissions. 

What is our goal? 

  • Climate Action - total decarbonisation of the built environment.
  • Health and Wellbeing - a built environment that delivers healthy, equitable and resilient buildings, communities and cities.
  • Resources and Circularity - a built environment that supports the regeneration of resources and natural systems, providing socio-economic benefit through a thriving circular economy.

 

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Who are we?

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.  

What’s our mission?

Our mission is to transform the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—we are a global action network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils around the globe.

How will we achieve it?

As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.

Why do we exist?

Buildings and construction account for 39% of energy related CO2 emissions. 

What is our goal? 

  • Climate Action - total decarbonisation of the built environment.
  • Health and Wellbeing - a built environment that delivers healthy, equitable and resilient buildings, communities and cities.
  • Resources and Circularity - a built environment that supports the regeneration of resources and natural systems, providing socio-economic benefit through a thriving circular economy.

 

Find out more about the Paris Agreement Read More
World Green Building Council Annual Report 2018/19 Read More
Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere Read our strategy Read More