Across the planet more than 28% of greenhouse gas emissions derive from energy use in buildings. This number is destined to increase by 50% by 2050 if no actions are taken. Investing in more energy efficient buildings is one of the rare areas where the multiple-benefits far outweigh the investments.
In a new report, developed in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics, we highlight the many reasons why the world should accelerate actions to improve our buildings, and present our recommendation for actions. Governments and cities have a key role to play as they have the power and strength to make changes happen.