World Green Building Week 2021

#BuildingResilience for Climate, People and Economies

In a year of disruption, it would be easier to focus on the challenges.

But the pandemic also highlights opportunities — opportunities to tackle the climate crisis, promote human health and equity and strengthen our economies.

It has put sustainability at the top of the agenda and taught us the importance of building resilience in order to thrive.

What is World Green Building Week?

World Green Building Week is the world’s largest campaign to accelerate sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), it is led by our global network of 70 Green Building Councils and their 36,000 members. 

Join us for our 12th annual World Green Building Week event, taking place on 20-24 September 2021, the world’s largest campaign to accelerate sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Why is building resilience important?

Now is the time to build back better.

#BuildingResilience for climate, people and economies

Now is the time to build back better. 

To close the environmental, social and economic gaps and safeguard our planet for future generations, our sector must focus on #BuildingResilience.

 

  • #BuildingResilience to climate change
    A resilient built environment combats climate change by generating its own affordable and clean energy. It also accelerates the adaptation and mitigation to the impacts of climate change on our most vulnerable regions and communities. 

  • #BuildingResilience for people
    Resilient built environments future-proof communities. They can provide healthy environments and fairer access to vital social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and green spaces.

  • #BuildingResilience for economies
    Rebuilding a more resilient built environment ensures investment works harder, delivers long-term gains that grow green jobs, and bolsters economies through a just transition. 

 

How the Sustainable Development Goals support #BuildingResilience

Through our strategy — Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere — we have identified three critical impact areas for the built environment and the Sustainable Development Goals associated with them:

  1. Climate Action

  2. Health & Wellbeing 

  3. Resources & Circularity.

How you can get involved 

Learn

When we learn how to build resilience, we’re learning to build strong communities who are equipped to manage the impacts of climate change and where both people and economies can thrive.

Are you ready to learn more?

1.   Stay tuned for #BuildingResilience events on our events calendar.

2.   Learn about the UN’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns.

3.   Attend the WorldGBC #BuildingResilience events (20 – 24 September 2021).

Share

Sharing information is a key factor in our campaign to build resilience. Allowing the exchange of knowledge to flow between people and economies will serve to strengthen communities for the long term.     

Are you ready to share what you’ve learnt? 

  1. Using our forthcoming our social media templates, share examples about resilient buildings and how you will support #BuildingResilience.

  2. Add your World Green Building Week #BuildingResilience event to our events map which will be updated for 2021 over the coming weeks.

Lead 

Taking an active leadership stance is a powerful tool to inspire large-scale change. The following steps show how you can continue to drive our mission forward for climate, people and economies. 

Are you ready to lead the change?

  1. Using our forthcoming marketing assets, support our campaign and organise your own #BuildingResilience event during World Green Building Week.

  2. Recruit or become a campaign ambassador. Ambassadors are high-profile politicians and business leaders who can champion our #BuildingResilience campaign. Get in touch to nominate or talk to us about becoming an ambassador.

Contact us at office@worldgbc.org to find out more.

 

#BuildingResilience for Climate, People and Economies

In a year of disruption, it would be easier to focus on the challenges.

But the pandemic also highlights opportunities — opportunities to tackle the climate crisis, promote human health and equity and strengthen our economies.

It has put sustainability at the top of the agenda and taught us the importance of building resilience in order to thrive.

What is World Green Building Week?

World Green Building Week is the world’s largest campaign to accelerate sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), it is led by our global network of 70 Green Building Councils and their 36,000 members. 

Join us for our 12th annual World Green Building Week event, taking place on 20-24 September 2021, the world’s largest campaign to accelerate sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Why is building resilience important?

Now is the time to build back better.

#BuildingResilience for climate, people and economies

Now is the time to build back better. 

To close the environmental, social and economic gaps and safeguard our planet for future generations, our sector must focus on #BuildingResilience.

 

  • #BuildingResilience to climate change
    A resilient built environment combats climate change by generating its own affordable and clean energy. It also accelerates the adaptation and mitigation to the impacts of climate change on our most vulnerable regions and communities. 

  • #BuildingResilience for people
    Resilient built environments future-proof communities. They can provide healthy environments and fairer access to vital social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and green spaces.

  • #BuildingResilience for economies
    Rebuilding a more resilient built environment ensures investment works harder, delivers long-term gains that grow green jobs, and bolsters economies through a just transition. 

 

How the Sustainable Development Goals support #BuildingResilience

Through our strategy — Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere — we have identified three critical impact areas for the built environment and the Sustainable Development Goals associated with them:

  1. Climate Action

  2. Health & Wellbeing 

  3. Resources & Circularity.

How you can get involved 

Learn

When we learn how to build resilience, we’re learning to build strong communities who are equipped to manage the impacts of climate change and where both people and economies can thrive.

Are you ready to learn more?

1.   Stay tuned for #BuildingResilience events on our events calendar.

2.   Learn about the UN’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns.

3.   Attend the WorldGBC #BuildingResilience events (20 – 24 September 2021).

Share

Sharing information is a key factor in our campaign to build resilience. Allowing the exchange of knowledge to flow between people and economies will serve to strengthen communities for the long term.     

Are you ready to share what you’ve learnt? 

  1. Using our forthcoming our social media templates, share examples about resilient buildings and how you will support #BuildingResilience.

  2. Add your World Green Building Week #BuildingResilience event to our events map which will be updated for 2021 over the coming weeks.

Lead 

Taking an active leadership stance is a powerful tool to inspire large-scale change. The following steps show how you can continue to drive our mission forward for climate, people and economies. 

Are you ready to lead the change?

  1. Using our forthcoming marketing assets, support our campaign and organise your own #BuildingResilience event during World Green Building Week.

  2. Recruit or become a campaign ambassador. Ambassadors are high-profile politicians and business leaders who can champion our #BuildingResilience campaign. Get in touch to nominate or talk to us about becoming an ambassador.

Contact us at office@worldgbc.org to find out more.

 

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