Our Policy Work

WorldGBC is working with a range of stakeholder groups and leadership fora to drive change in European policy that tackles the whole lifecycle impact of the built environment. 

#BuildingLife has established groups to drive radical, whole-value chain collaboration. These consist of a European Leadership Forum and 10 National Leadership Fora, all involving diverse leaders across the built environment. 

These groups will lead to the development of an EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap, which will set out how whole life carbon and circularity principles can be integrated into existing EU building sector policy within the current European Commission mandate. The European Leaders Forum, wider outreach and events in Brussels will build consensus on this roadmap.

A new Whole Life Carbon Commitment within WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment will allow leaders to showcase best practice to the market and policymakers.

On the national level, where countries have not yet developed their own national roadmaps to tackle whole life carbon, the coalitions in our regional Green Building Councils will establish National Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmaps. To coordinate EU and national level roadmaps, a National Buildings Policy Working Group has also been with representatives from over 10 national governments to explore how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and whole life carbon can be integrated into national regulation.

The European Commission has signalled its intent on whole-life carbon with the Level(s) framework, but this development must be turned into action. Green building certification schemes run by national Green Building Councils will use a Level(s) Reporting Template to generate life cycle performance data across projects, to support learning and set benchmarks. #BuildingLife will also support the development of an Open Source Product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Database, which will hold information about the full environmental impact of different building materials.

 

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WorldGBC is working with a range of stakeholder groups and leadership fora to drive change in European policy that tackles the whole lifecycle impact of the built environment. 

#BuildingLife has established groups to drive radical, whole-value chain collaboration. These consist of a European Leadership Forum and 10 National Leadership Fora, all involving diverse leaders across the built environment. 

These groups will lead to the development of an EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap, which will set out how whole life carbon and circularity principles can be integrated into existing EU building sector policy within the current European Commission mandate. The European Leaders Forum, wider outreach and events in Brussels will build consensus on this roadmap.

A new Whole Life Carbon Commitment within WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment will allow leaders to showcase best practice to the market and policymakers.

On the national level, where countries have not yet developed their own national roadmaps to tackle whole life carbon, the coalitions in our regional Green Building Councils will establish National Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmaps. To coordinate EU and national level roadmaps, a National Buildings Policy Working Group has also been with representatives from over 10 national governments to explore how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and whole life carbon can be integrated into national regulation.

The European Commission has signalled its intent on whole-life carbon with the Level(s) framework, but this development must be turned into action. Green building certification schemes run by national Green Building Councils will use a Level(s) Reporting Template to generate life cycle performance data across projects, to support learning and set benchmarks. #BuildingLife will also support the development of an Open Source Product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Database, which will hold information about the full environmental impact of different building materials.