Emissions from building and infrastructure construction are expected to form the single largest category of consumption-based emissions for C40 cities between 2017 and 2050, producing 21% of consumption emissions.
As this period is critical for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with keeping global temperature rise to within 1.5ºC above pre-industrial averages, serious action is needed in this area.
This report, published by C40 Cities, Arup and University of Leeds, Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions urges action in 6 key areas to reduce the climate impact of construction in cities:
- Implementing efficiency in material design
- Enhancing existing building utilisation
- Switching high-emission materials to sustainable timber where appropriate
- Using lower-carbon cement
- Reusing building materials and components
- Using low, or zero-emission construction machinery.
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