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Human consumption of the Earth’s resources is currently far more than the planet can sustain. The threat of unmitigated climate change on the wellbeing of future generations along with a growth in worldwide consumption levels accompanying population growth and concerns over future energy supply can no longer be ignored. A massive reduction in man’s footprint is needed urgently in order to prevent irrevocable damage to the eco-system upon which mankind relies for safe water, agriculture and economic activity. 

Moreover the need for action to mitigate the effects of climate change and de-fossilize energy supply will require a fundamental shift in how people live, work and travel. Construction is a significant part of this equation as half of extracted materials from the Earth’s crust are used in activities linked to construction and waste from construction activities forms the largest single waste stream. Therefore, no action taken on any of the major challenges facing humanity can be undertaken without our sector and its expertise. 

FIEC, together with its member federations, is committed to fostering business development around sustainable construction. Such efforts will achieve greater success with the right financial and regulatory framework and here the roles of the European Union and the Member States are crucial.


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2018-07-06 1st Newsletter of Level(s), the new EU framework for sustainable buildings
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