by maz_atta | September 28, 2021 4:13 pm
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) updated its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) to include embodied carbon and other requirements for addressing embodied emissions.
Starting in 2023, the new update will require businesses and organizations to:
“The update to the WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment elevates the ambition for the building and construction sector to go further and faster to decarbonize,” said Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the World GBC. “It sets a target for compensating for emissions associated with buildings and construction, and the tangible social and environmental co-benefits of this approach creates a powerful catalyst towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals and the Sustainable Development Goals.”
To accompany the Commitment update, WorldGBC has also published Advancing Net Zero Whole Life Carbon: Offsetting Residual Emissions from the Building and Construction Sector, providing guidance for how the sector should compensate for its total carbon impacts.
As part of the transition towards total sector decarbonization in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, the guidance document promotes a best practice-approach to offsetting detailed in three principles:
WorldGBC expanded its scope to recognize enhanced leadership action in tackling embodied carbon emissions from the building and construction sector. This ambitious step is expected to help the sector advance its decarbonization goals and drive similar levels of action from the sector.
Source URL: https://www.constructioncanada.net/worldgbc-addresses-embodied-emissions-in-new-update/
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