Our Mission

Who are we?

We are a global network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries which is transforming the places we live, work, play and learn.

Why do we exist?

Buildings are diverse and beautiful but they must also be sustainable. We believe green buildings can and must be at the centre of our lives. Our changing climate means we must reshape the way we grow and build.

What’s our mission?

Our mission is to create green buildings for everyone, everywhere - enabling people to thrive both today and tomorrow.

How will we achieve it?

By taking action. We champion local and global leadership. We empower our community to drive change. We are greater than the sum of our parts, and commit to green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Our goals

We are committed to achieving the following by 2050:

  • Limit global temperature rises to 2 degrees Celsius
  • Reduce the building and construction sector’s CO2 emissions by 84 gigatonnes
  • Ensure all buildings are net zero emissions

These goals will ensure WorldGBC plays its part in delivering on the ambition of the Paris Agreement.