Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector: The GlobalABC Regional Roadmaps



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Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector: The GlobalABC Regional Roadmaps

GlobalABC Regional Roadmaps 2020-2050

Regional Roadmaps aim to support countries in their ability to create common goals and ambition toward achieving the Paris Agreement goals through the buildings and construction sector.  This project is working in three major regions, and builds on the global roadmap that was developed in 2016 as a living document by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) partners.


Roadmaps for targets and timelines to achieve zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction

The regional Roadmaps identify short-term, mid-term and long-term targets for 8 strategic areas. Through these Roadmaps we are working with countries and regions to create goals for the buildings and construction sector that support achieving the Paris Agreement and nationally determined contributions in locally appropriate ways.


A project where your insights will make a difference.


Setting goals and prioritising actions across 8 strategic areas:

Urban planning: Use urban planning policies to enable reduced energy demand, increased renewable energy capacity and improved infrastructure resilience.

New buildings: Increase the penetration of new buildings with net-zero emissions.

Building retrofits: Increase the rate of building energy renovation and increase the level of sustainability in existing buildings.

Building operations: Reduce the operating energy and emissions through improved energy management tools and operational capacity building.

Systems: Reduce the energy and emissions needed for equipment, appliances, lighting and cooking.

Materials: Reduce the environmental impact of materials and products in buildings and construction by taking a life-cycle and circular economy approach.

Resilience: Reduce risks related to climate change through building design, selection of materials and improving resilience to structural, water and heat risks.

Clean energy: Increase secure, affordable and sustainable energy and reduce the carbon footprint of the energy demand in buildings.


The process

1. Identifying potential stakeholders per region (national and local authorities, companies, international/ regional organizations)

2. Divulgation of the project objectives and coordination at a national and regional level

3. Identification of key actions, policies, technologies and goals for the short, medium and long term through stakeholder’s consultations

4. Draft of reginal roadmaps, discussions of preliminary results and feedback from stakeholders

5. Final version of regional roadmaps in time for COP25

6. Ongoing revision and updating


Your contribution is key


FINAL STRETCH - As we move forward in the development of the regional roadmaps, we are very pleased to share with you an advanced Revised Draft Version of the document, together with review sheets with some key questions to help guide your review. You can access all documents via this link to download. We greatly welcome your feedback, by responding to these email addresses. You are also welcome to provide comments via the comment function in the PDF, or via email referencing the page number.


For any further information on how to get involved, email and


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