WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment calls on businesses, organisations, cities and subnational governments to reduce (and compensate where necessary) all operational and embodied carbon emissions within their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be net zero whole life carbon by 2050.
It recognises leadership action to reduce the impacts of the sector, which is globally responsible for 36% of energy consumption, 38% of energy related carbon emissions, 50% of resource consumption, and expected to double in total footprint by 2060.
It promotes an outcomes based, action oriented approach based on best practice through the five components of the Commitment framework: COMMIT, DISCLOSE, ACT, VERIFY, ADVOCATE.
Through this framework, the Commitment ensures that all signatories can deliver against their targets, while driving real and tangible reductions and wider benefits. Signatories can refer to local GBC guidance and frameworks, and track their progress using GBC rating tools.