WorldGBC Call to Action Statement: Building to COP26

Our existence is at risk.

Climate events are increasing in frequency and severity.

Buildings are responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions. Net zero buildings use energy ultra-efficiently and are supplied by renewables.

They are comfortable homes, productive workplaces, and healthy schools that support sustainable and resilient communities.  

The building and construction industry is prepared for bolder, more ambitious regulation, to enable industry to scale solutions we know are possible.

The industry is compelling governments to #BuildBackBetterto ensure that economic recovery post COVID-19 is focused on resilience, we must unlock a net zero future through visionary regulation and keep climate action on track.

 

The World Green Building Council is calling on the sector to join us and urging all levels of government to implement policy to achieve:

  • By 2030, all new buildings, infrastructure and renovations will have at least 40% less embodied carbon with significant upfront carbon reduction, and all new buildings must be net zero operational carbon.
  • By 2050, new buildings, infrastructure and renovations will have net zero embodied carbon, and all buildings, including existing buildings, must be net zero operational carbon.

There is still time to join the list of organisations endorsing our call to action, below.

Click here to complete the endorsement form.

 

 

 

Endorsing Organisations

Green Building Councils

Governments and Policymakers

WorldGBC Corporate Partners

Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment Signatories

Industry Partners

Organisations

 

 

 

 

Our existence is at risk.

Climate events are increasing in frequency and severity.

Buildings are responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions. Net zero buildings use energy ultra-efficiently and are supplied by renewables.

They are comfortable homes, productive workplaces, and healthy schools that support sustainable and resilient communities.  

The building and construction industry is prepared for bolder, more ambitious regulation, to enable industry to scale solutions we know are possible.

The industry is compelling governments to #BuildBackBetterto ensure that economic recovery post COVID-19 is focused on resilience, we must unlock a net zero future through visionary regulation and keep climate action on track.

 

The World Green Building Council is calling on the sector to join us and urging all levels of government to implement policy to achieve:

  • By 2030, all new buildings, infrastructure and renovations will have at least 40% less embodied carbon with significant upfront carbon reduction, and all new buildings must be net zero operational carbon.
  • By 2050, new buildings, infrastructure and renovations will have net zero embodied carbon, and all buildings, including existing buildings, must be net zero operational carbon.

There is still time to join the list of organisations endorsing our call to action, below.

Click here to complete the endorsement form.

 

 

 

Endorsing Organisations

Green Building Councils

Governments and Policymakers

WorldGBC Corporate Partners

Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment Signatories

Industry Partners

Organisations