Istanbul, December 2020. Turkey and Colombia are the two partner countries where the Zero Carbon Building Accelerator will begin coordinating the development of national roadmaps and action plans toward a zero-carbon building sector by 2050.
Photo by WRI México
On February 18, WRI México and the Ministry of Environment of México City (SEDEMA) launched the Efficient Buildings Challenge (REE), with support from the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (Conuee) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Photo by Franck Michel/Flickr
NEW YORK (September 23, 2019) — All buildings must be net zero carbon by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but fewer than 1% of buildings are today. Closing this gap will require dramatically enhanced ambition and execution of more efficient buildings and renewable energy supply.
Achieving zero carbon buildings is within reach.
WASHINGTON (September 17, 2019) — While zero carbon buildings have previously been assumed to be attainable only by technologically advanced or wealthy countries, new WRI research finds there are policy pathways to reach zero carbon buildings regardless of location or development status.
National-Subnational Collaboration for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum at Greenbuild Mexico. Photo by WRI México
On June 17, U.S.
Tshwane, South Africa. Photo by South African Tourism/Flickr
Today, the City of Tshwane, South Africa, took its energy efficiency efforts to the next level, announcing new commitments to retrofit and refurbish public buildings with the assistance of the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA).
Eskişehir, Turkey. Photo by Raicem/wikimedia
Today, Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality announced a new collaboration with the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a public-private initiative that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency programs and policies.
Building efficiency is one of the most effective and affordable solutions for addressing climate change and capping carbon emissions.