With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the starting point we are working together with others to create a sustainable future. The construction sector accounts for a significant share of greenhouse gases. We have a joint responsibility to implement the changes needed to limit emissions as soon as possible.
“Net Zero” as a Driving Force
The construction sector is responsible for almost 40% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Around three-quarters of this relates to heating and operational emissions, and the remainder comes from material production and construction processes. Many nations signed up to the Paris Agreement, but we must now move from words to action. Architects work from the early design stages of a project and have a great opportunity to effect change, but stakeholders in all parts of the construction process must take responsibility and collaborate in order to speed up progress towards carbon neutral construction.