Zero Carbon Buildings for All

Zero Carbon Buildings for All is a multi-partner global initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General and launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019.

The initiative will leverage the leadership of government, industry and civil society to both secure commitments from two audiences:

  • National and local leaders, to develop and implement policies to drive decarbonization of all new buildings by 2030 and all existing buildings by 2050
  • Financial and industry partners, to provide expert input and commit $1 trillion of market action by 2030

This joint initiative represents a step change in the ambition of policymakers, advocates and the private sector.

Financial institution supporters include African Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Denmark), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, and others.

Private sector leaders have also stepped up to offer technical expertise, including world-class building design firms like Gensler and BuroHappold, and building technologies firms like ROCKWOOL Group and Saint-Gobain, among others.

Civil society partners include the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, Global Environment Facility, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Program for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Urban Land Institute, World Economic Forum, World Green Building Council, World Resources Institute, and others.

These commitments join those galvanized by complementary efforts like the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and the Global Alliance for Building and Construction’s Global Call.

To learn more about the initiative, check out Zero Carbon Buildings for All.

 

What is WorldGBC's role in Zero Carbon Buildings for All?

WorldGBC is a partner in the Zero Carbon Buildings for All initiative, as a result of the foundations laid by the work of our member Green Building Councils driving this market transformation.

Recruitment to WorldGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment is recognised as a pathway for implementation: challenging companies to reach net zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and requiring cities, states and regions to enact regulations to ensure all new buildings operate at net zero carbon from 2030, and all buildings, including existing, operate at net zero carbon by 2050.

 

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Zero Carbon Buildings for All is a multi-partner global initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General and launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019.

The initiative will leverage the leadership of government, industry and civil society to both secure commitments from two audiences:

  • National and local leaders, to develop and implement policies to drive decarbonization of all new buildings by 2030 and all existing buildings by 2050
  • Financial and industry partners, to provide expert input and commit $1 trillion of market action by 2030

This joint initiative represents a step change in the ambition of policymakers, advocates and the private sector.

Financial institution supporters include African Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Denmark), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, and others.

Private sector leaders have also stepped up to offer technical expertise, including world-class building design firms like Gensler and BuroHappold, and building technologies firms like ROCKWOOL Group and Saint-Gobain, among others.

Civil society partners include the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, Global Environment Facility, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Program for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Urban Land Institute, World Economic Forum, World Green Building Council, World Resources Institute, and others.

These commitments join those galvanized by complementary efforts like the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and the Global Alliance for Building and Construction’s Global Call.

To learn more about the initiative, check out Zero Carbon Buildings for All.

 

What is WorldGBC's role in Zero Carbon Buildings for All?

WorldGBC is a partner in the Zero Carbon Buildings for All initiative, as a result of the foundations laid by the work of our member Green Building Councils driving this market transformation.

Recruitment to WorldGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment is recognised as a pathway for implementation: challenging companies to reach net zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and requiring cities, states and regions to enact regulations to ensure all new buildings operate at net zero carbon from 2030, and all buildings, including existing, operate at net zero carbon by 2050.


 

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