Middle East & North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is currently home to over 350 million people, and its population growth has been characterised by rapid urbanisation. This is projected to continue, with urban population expected to double from 2010 to 2050, from 200 million to nearly 400 million. This means a large demand for buildings, complicated by the challenges of conflict-induced displacement of people.

Yet the MENA region is also set to be critical for the growth of green building globally over the next few years. Green Building Councils in our MENA Regional Network are responding to challenges and opportunities on the ground, ensuring that the region’s buildings ensure a high quality of life for people, minimise negative impacts on the environment, and maximise economic benefits.



Monday 22nd March 2021 to Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Tuesday 17th March 2020

Member GBCs and Partners from our MENA Regional Network will meet in Dubai, UAE during the MENA Green Building Congress 2020.

Monday 22nd June 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020

The WorldGBC MENA Green Building Congress 2020 will gather green building leaders to share the latest expertise and trends across the industry internationally and regionally, and will also be a chance to share success stories and discuss ways to collectively respond to challenges facing the region.

Wednesday 01st May 2019 to Thursday 02nd May 2019

This year’s flagship event will explore how a circular economy approach within the building and construction sector can support the UAE to decarbonise and achieve the sustainable development goals of Vision 2021.

Sunday 24th February 2019 to Tuesday 26th February 2019

Register now for the unmissable MENA Green Building Congress 2019 on 25-26 February in Amman, Jordan! Join us to learn about the latest green building trends across the industry and to understand the opportunities and challenges relating to green buildings in the region.