Sixty per cent of the world’s population (4.3 billion people) already live in the Asia Pacific region, with more than 2 billion living in urban areas. In fact, 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.
Set against this backdrop of huge growth, creating buildings that are low or net zero carbon is essential to ensure a high quality of life for people, minimise negative impacts on the environment, and maximise economic opportunities. Green Building Councils in our Asia Pacific Regional Network are responding to these challenges and opportunities on the ground.