Asia Pacific Advancing Net Zero

With 60 per cent of the world’s population (4.3 billion people) already living in the Asia Pacific region, and with more than 2 billion living in urban areas, the region has 16 of the world’s 28 mega-cities (cities with 10 million or more inhabitants). The urban population is expected to reach 3.3 billion by 2050, adding further demand for buildings.

In 2018 alone, almost half of the world’s 281 natural disaster events occurred in the region including 8 of the 10 deadliest with an increasing number of these events being linked to environmental degradation and climate change. The annual economic impacts from disaster risk are predicted to be USD 675 billion. This emergency calls for urgent action now. We must achieve net zero emissions by 2050 while ensuring a high quality of life for people, minimising negative impacts on the environment, and maximising economic opportunities.

This is why WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific region is prioritising action on Net Zero Carbon.

In 2020, thanks to the support of WeMeanBusiness and the Ramboll Foundation, as well as corporate partners such as AGC, Akzo Nobel, China Light and Power (CLP) and Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP), the WorldGBC Network in Asia Pacific published the Asia Pacific Embodied Carbon Primer.

The Primer presents the scope of actions needed in the region to transition the building sector to a low/zero carbon industry.

Our 2021 Asia Pacific Net Zero program focuses on supporting actions to reduce carbon across the whole life cycle of buildings.

Key programme components include:

  • Whole life carbon webinar series to advance key actions from the primer
  • Designing a Net Zero regional award category
  • An international Net Zero Conference in Hong Kong
  • Building the capacity of Net Zero teams within our GBCs
  • Supporting companies in becoming Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment signatories
  • Contributing regional insights into WorldGBC’s Beyond the Business Case report
  • Supporting development of the WorldGBC ANZ Academy
  • Regional insights into WorldGBC’s Whole Life Carbon Commitment

We would like to thank all of our partners for making this work possible and bringing us closer to our collective goals.

If you are interested in becoming a WorldGBC Asia Pacific Net Zero partner please contact our Director of Engagement & Networks, Dominika Czerwinska dczerwinska@worldgbc.org

 

Regional Partners

 

          

 

Asia Pacific Net Zero Collaborators
 

Companies collaborating closely with WorldGBC in the Asia Pacific Region, alongside GBCs, to increase the confidence and speed up the investment in a net zero built environment.

    

 

    

                                

 

 

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    With 60 per cent of the world’s population (4.3 billion people) already living in the Asia Pacific region, and with more than 2 billion living in urban areas, the region has 16 of the world’s 28 mega-cities (cities with 10 million or more inhabitants). The urban population is expected to reach 3.3 billion by 2050, adding further demand for buildings.

    In 2018 alone, almost half of the world’s 281 natural disaster events occurred in the region including 8 of the 10 deadliest with an increasing number of these events being linked to environmental degradation and climate change. The annual economic impacts from disaster risk are predicted to be USD 675 billion. This emergency calls for urgent action now. We must achieve net zero emissions by 2050 while ensuring a high quality of life for people, minimising negative impacts on the environment, and maximising economic opportunities.

    This is why WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific region is prioritising action on Net Zero Carbon.

    In 2020, thanks to the support of WeMeanBusiness and the Ramboll Foundation, as well as corporate partners such as AGC, Akzo Nobel, China Light and Power (CLP) and Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP), the WorldGBC Network in Asia Pacific published the Asia Pacific Embodied Carbon Primer.

    The Primer presents the scope of actions needed in the region to transition the building sector to a low/zero carbon industry.

    Our 2021 Asia Pacific Net Zero program focuses on supporting actions to reduce carbon across the whole life cycle of buildings.

    Key programme components include:

    • Whole life carbon webinar series to advance key actions from the primer
    • Designing a Net Zero regional award category
    • An international Net Zero Conference in Hong Kong
    • Building the capacity of Net Zero teams within our GBCs
    • Supporting companies in becoming Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment signatories
    • Contributing regional insights into WorldGBC’s Beyond the Business Case report
    • Supporting development of the WorldGBC ANZ Academy
    • Regional insights into WorldGBC’s Whole Life Carbon Commitment

    We would like to thank all of our partners for making this work possible and bringing us closer to our collective goals.

    If you are interested in becoming a WorldGBC Asia Pacific Net Zero partner please contact our Director of Engagement & Networks, Dominika Czerwinska dczerwinska@worldgbc.org

     

    Regional Partners

     

              

     

    Asia Pacific Net Zero Collaborators
     

    Companies collaborating closely with WorldGBC in the Asia Pacific Region, alongside GBCs, to increase the confidence and speed up the investment in a net zero built environment.

        

     

        

                                    

     

     

    Asia Pacific Embodied Carbon Primer Find out more Read More
    News Story: Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020 WorldGBC spotlights female leader driving Asia Pacific’s sustainable building movement Read More

    Media

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    WorldGBC Announces Jury for 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

    Mon, 8th Jun 2020

    The World Green Building Council is delighted to announce the jury for the 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.

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    Nominations now open for WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020

    Mon, 6th Apr 2020

    WorldGBC has opened nominations for its prestigious WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020. The awards celebrate buildings pushing the envelope in sustainability, inspiring companies that have integrated sustainability into the core of their operations, and women leadership in the green building space.

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    Outstanding green building leaders honoured in WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

    Thu, 6th Sep 2018

    The World Green Building Council honours six outstanding green building leaders driving change and creating a better future in the 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.

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    WorldGBC announces finalists for its Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

    Mon, 16th Jul 2018

    Today, WorldGBC announced the finalists for its 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the annual SGBC Gala Dinner in Singapore on 6 September 2018.

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    WorldGBC announces jury for 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

    Fri, 30th Mar 2018

    C40 Cities, IFC, the World Bank and the UN are among the jury for the biennial Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, which showcase the achievements of businesses and innovators leading on sustainability in buildings across the Asia Pacific region.

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    WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards for 2018

    Wed, 31st Jan 2018

    The World Green Building Council has today officially opened nominations for its prestigious Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2018.

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    Further reading

    The World Green Building Council is delighted to announce the jury for the 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.