Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction
What is GABC ?
The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) has been set up by the United Nationals Environment Programme as a catalyst to encourage "greater pace and impact of climate action in the buildings and construction sector".
The buildings and construction sector is responsible for 30 per cent of global CO2 emissions but it also has the potential to avoid about 3.2Gt CO2 by 2050 through mainstreaming today's available state-of-the-art policies and technologies. Reducing energy demand in the building sector is one of the most cost-effective strategies for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions.
The Alliance will help facilitate the mobilisation of ambitious levels of international resources for efficient local operational solutions, aligning existing initiatives, commitments and programmes to achieve greater scale, and greater pace and impact of climate action in the buildings and construction sector.
Launch of GABC at the Buildings Day in Paris, at COP21 (see FIEC News