31 Dec '15, 7pm

WorldGBC 3 :: Green Building Councils commit to green area twice the size of Singapore

Green Building Councils from around the world, including Mauritius, India and the US, unveiled national commitments to transform the sustainability of their buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that the buildings and construction industry plays its part in limiting global warming to 2 degrees. Buildings currently account for around one third of global emissions. But green building is one of the most cost-effective solutions to climate change, which generates significant environmental, economic and societal benefits. The commitments were made at Buildings Day - the official COP21 meeting led by Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology and former presidential candidate – and include: 25 Green Building Councils committing to register, renovate or certify over 1.25 billion square metres of green building space and train over 127,000 qualified green bui...

Full article: http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/news/global-news/green...

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