Building sector ‘must go zero carbon by 2050’
The building sector must operate at ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 to limit rising global temperatures to 2°C, as outlined in the Paris Agreement.
That’s according to a new report from the World Green Building Council, which suggests there are currently only 500 net zero commercial buildings and 2,000 net zero homes around the globe.
This is significantly less than 1% of all buildings worldwide. As a result, the group says a monumental and coordinated effort by businesses, governments and nongovernmental organisations will be required.
Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, said: “We need nothing short of a dramatic and ambitious transformation from a world of thousands of net zero buildings, to one of billions if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.”
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