WorldGBC Project To Advance To Net Zero

WorldGBC Project To Advance To Net Zero

WorldGBC Project To Advance To Net Zero

WorldGBC Project To Advance To Net Zero is a project by the World Green Building Council which aims to promote and support the acceleration of net zero carbon buildings to 100% by 2050. Since buildings account for over half of all emissions, they are a logical target for energy remediation.

“The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) challenges companies, cities, states and regions to reach Net Zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050.

By setting ambitious ‘absolute’ targets, the Commitment aims to maximise the chances of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees, and ideally below 1.5 degrees, by drastically reducing operating emissions from buildings.”

In 2017, in an effort to fight climate change, the (CAGBC) Canadian Green Building Council, set the Zero Carbon Building Standard. 

“Three Canadian mayors, alongside 16 mayors from around the world, representing 130 million urban citizens, have committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their cities by ensuring new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by 2030. By signing the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration, the leaders of Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver pledged to ensure all buildings in the cities, old or new, will meet net-zero carbon standards by 2050.”

C40 is a global network of large cities taking action to address climate change.

WorldGBC – Advancing Net Zero’s Theory of Change

Uploaded by WorldGreenBuildingCouncil on 2017-09-21.

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