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Central findings of the 2018 Global Status Report - Towards a Zero-Emission, Efficient and Resilient Buildings and Construction Sector (GSR) :

Buildings play a dominant role in the clean energy transition. Buildings construction and operations accounted for 36% of global final energy use and nearly 40% of energy‐related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2017.
Global buildings sector energy use continues to grow, but not as quickly as population or floor area. Heating, lighting and household cooking are the most improved building end uses. Continued increases in population and floor area are and will be the principal factors of rising energy demand in buildings.
Buildings and construction sector emissions appear to have levelled off since 2015, although they still represent the largest share of total global energy‐related CO2 emissions. A clean energy transition will enable a steady decrease in future emissions.
Global dialogue is supporting progress in developing policies for sustainable buildings. Most countries have submitted nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that relate to buildings and some have improved them; however, many NDCs still lack specific actions.
Countries are continuing to implement and update building energy codes and certification policies. However, most expected future buildings growth is in countries that do not have mandatory energy codes and policies in place today.
Investment in energy efficiency in buildings has slowed. Incremental energy efficiency investment increased by 4.7% in 2017 (3% adjusted for inflation), which is the lowest rate of increase in recent years.


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75% of the infrastructure needed by 2050 is yet to be built @ICLEI – #building codes must change now. Find out more in NEW Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report #FutureProofBuildings


Transforming our buildings isn’t just about climate targets; energy efficiency increases comfort at home #FutureProofBuildings


$95 trillion of investments in infrastructure are needed until 2030 @OECD making sure this #money is spent on #FutureProofBuildings is an easy way to progress on #ParisAgreement targets


Calling every architect and designer: green building is the way of the future – help humanity limit warming to #1o5C by leading your communities with #FutureProofBuildings. Find out more in NEW Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


Cooling: the hottest topic in energy as the earth heats up and the middleclass expands, energy use up 25% since 2010 – the way we build keeps us cool #FutureProofBuildings  Find out more in NEW Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


Goals: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Sri Lanka included buildings in their national #climate adaptation plans #FutureProofBuildings. Read their success stories and many others in NEW Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


Business and Government need to align to ensure humanity’s future – address 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions by transforming buildings. Read more on how to #FutureProofBuildings in NEW Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


Innovation in building make cities facing the already locked in impacts of climate change resilient and reduces the most catastrophic impacts by slashing emissions. Let’s #FutureProofBuildings. READ Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


@IEA on Buildings and Construction: Cannot meet #ParisAgreement targets or peak emissions by 2020 without addressing this critical sector that makes up almost 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions #FutureProofBuildings


@UNEnvironment says we spend most of our lives in buildings, why not make sure we’re building the best buildings for #comfort and #climate. #FutureProofBuildings


We love our #cities like #Paris #NYC #Tokyo #HongKong #LA #London #SaoPaola #MexicoDF #Singapore #Jakarta #Nairobi #Johannesburg.  Give them the best and #FutureProofBuildings. Find out how in NEW Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


C02 emissions linked with buildings flattens to 9.5 Gt a year, less than emissions for all of China (one-seventh of the world’s population) – future growth in Africa and Asia new big opportunity #FutureProofBuildings READ Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


Electricity used by world’s buildings grows 15% since 2010, equals total electricity consumed in Japan and Korea in 2017. Why? Energy efficiency gains were outpaced by development and demand growth

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136 NDCs reference buildings, yet no specific targets or policy actions. National climate plans must include mandatory building codes before we have built as many as 52 Paris’s in 2019. Read more in NEW Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


Growth in funding for energy efficient buildings slows in 2017 urgent need to shift $95 Trillion investment needed for infrastructure until 2030 to green buildings. Read more on #FutureProofBuildings in Buildings and Construction 2018 Global Status Report


@UNEnvironment @IEA 2018 Global Status Report shows only one third of countries have comprehensive, mandatory building codes in place  – a problem for health, prosperity & climate. We need #FutureProofBuildings to keep home and work environments safe, prepare for climate impacts, and reduce emissions.


Cities around the world are growing rapidly → What are the challenges & opportunities in providing affordable, resilient housing in bigger, hotter urban environments? Read more in @Join_GlobalABC @UNEnvironment @IEA 2018 Global Status Report #FutureProofBuildings

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