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UN Environmental Program SBCI Call To Action


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UN Environmental Program SBCI Call To Action

  1. 1. Buildings & Climate Change industry call to action UNEP-SBCI is a partnership between major public and private sector building industry stakeholders and UNEP. Since 2006 SBCI has developed a common platform for discussing and reaching consensus on buildings and climate change issues. We, representatives from the real estate and building industry, its key stakeholders, international research and advocacy networks, and major private-sector enterprises are committed to taking immediate action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The building Buildings are Countries must The building industry has the responsible for support the building industry can deliver greatest potential for approximately 40% industry to meet their significant cost savings delivering greenhouse of global energy use existing commitments and improvements in gas (GHG) emissions and up to 30% of to Kyoto Protocol and energy and resource cuts, at the least cost, global GHG to the Bali Roadmap. use. It can also create using available and emissions. jobs and improve mature technologies. local economies. United Nations Environment Programme
  2. 2. BUILDING INDUSTRY REQUESTS the assistance of parties to the convention Copenhagen’s climate change framework can facilitate GHG emissions reduction in the building industry by… 1. … Recognizing the 2. … Enabling market- 3. … Building capacity 4. … Supporting building industry as based measures that and transfer reform of flexible a top priority for can support technology to enable mechanisms to achieving GHG investment in building improvements in encourage investment emissions reductions. projects that are energy efficiency of in projects that energy efficient and buildings. improve energy reduce GHG efficiency and reduce emissions. GHG emissions from 5. … Encouraging new and existing UNFCCC to establish buildings. working groups to develop 6. … Encouraging governments specific measures for the to inventory and set performance building industry prior to goals for GHG emissions from the next commitment national building stocks. period. THE KYOTO PROTOCOL AND BUILDINGS Current Kyoto protocol Only 12 of the 4500 The building industry is Governments gain does not exploit the projects in the Clean the largest single quality control of GHG emissions Development industrial employer, building industry reduction potential of Mechanism (CDM) representing transactions by buildings. pipeline (as of April approximately: supporting energy 2009) seek to reduce • 10 to 40% of efficient and low energy demand in countries’ Gross GHG emissions buildings. Domestic Product measures in (GDP); buildings. • 10% of country-level employment; and • 74% of employees in developing countries with 90% in companies with less than ten employees. Measures to improve energy efficiency in buildings lead to direct, indirect, and induced jobs created directly in the real estate and construction industries.
  3. 3. THE COMMITMENT OF THE BUILDING INDUSTRY to address climate change In anticipation that the text of a global climate change protocol being negotiated at COP15 will recognize the importance of buildings in tackling climate change, UNEP SBCI members, partners, and supporters commit to take the following actions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the building industry. PUBLIC RESEARCH & AUTHORITIES EDUCATION ½ Make publicly MUNICIPALITIES ½ Renovate and PRIVATE SECTOR owned buildings ½ Mandate net- NGO & CIVIL build schools to ½ Work to climate neutral. SOCIETY reduce GHG zero energy introduce a emissions and ½ Measure base- performance for carbon trade ½ Advocate foster long term line GHG all new public mechanism for communication responsible emissions to buildings & buildings. and information- lifestyles. develop and support the same sharing, quality ½ Renovate enforce process in ½ Implement assurance, and buildings we meaningful developing interdisciplinary support standard- occupy to reduce energy & countries and curricula and setting. direct and indirect sustainability transitional conduct research GHG emissions codes and economies with ½ Facilitate on energy, and improve standards that climate adaptive leadership and GHG emissions climate achieve: measures and bridge efforts. and social adaptability. • 40% goals through performance. improvement in twinning ½ Train building ½ Dedicate energy efficiency programmes. industry ½ Collaborate to research & by 2020 for professionals and provide a data development to ½ Develop climate trade people, repository and existing buildings change strategies climate neutral, and as well as ongoing analysis net-zero energy and action-plans educate the next of the climate • 40% reduction with strategic buildings, work in GHG emissions generation on impact of with governments goals to be green building buildings. by 2020 for new achieved by on policy buildings and the principles. development 2020 including necessary skills making publicly and educate our and performance supply chain. owned buildings standards for climate neutral. those skills. ½ Agree on a ½ Support the common development of assessment and GHG emissions evaluation standards for process to monitor For more information building types, progress on on how to join us in this call, location and use. tackling climate VISIT our website at: change.
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