WBCSD offers support for countries to transform their markets towards a net-zero built environment

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31 March, 2022


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WBCSD Communications

  • A shared understanding of the importance of the built environment for climate mitigation and a common vision for its urgent decarbonization as a system;
  • The importance of radical and deep collaboration across all stakeholders.

The levers are:

  1. Adopt life-cycle thinking and Whole-Life Carbon Assessment across the full value chain, and align key indicators, metrics and targets accordingly
  2. Integrate the carbon cost and reflect it in the price of products and services throughout the value chain, including in procurement and taxonomy
  3. Transform the supply and demand dynamics to incentivize low-carbon solutions based on the Whole-Life Carbon approach

The built environment represents 40% of global carbon emissions. We need to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero across the full life cycle by 2050. This is possible if we overcome the fragmentation of this system and engage in radical and deep collaboration towards the common goal.

WBCSD brings together leading global businesses along the full value chain to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net-zero, nature-positive and more equitable future. With GlobalABC as an essential platform for cross-sector dialogues, WBCSD will continue to support policymakers toward building decarbonization and resilience, and we call for close involvement of the private sector to support countries’ roadmaps and action plans.