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Circular Built Environment Highlights from Africa

  • Published on November 2, 2021
Population growth and urbanization in the African region are expected to continue at the current high rates over the coming decades. The corresponding demand for housing and public infrastructure from this growth is challenged by the depleting natural resources, climate change induced weather impacts and the urgent need to switch from carbon intensive means of infrastructure provision. Circularity provides a holistic opportunity for the industry to switch from a cradle to grave planning towards maximising the longevity of resources, primarily materials, energy and water.
SBC has published regional reports on the state of play for circular built
environment in Africa, Asia, Europe, Gulf Cooperation Council countries,
Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania.
In addition to regional outlooks, a global report has been produced to summarise and compare the state of play regarding circularity in different regions. A crucial role of the reports is not only to provide a benchmark but also
recommendations on how to move forward towards a sustainable and
circular built environment. These highlights from Latin America and the Caribbean provide a deep dive on the circular built environment in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru presenting policies, key stakeholders and good practice case studies covering different life cycle stages and impact categories. Most important sustainable development
goals and indicators for circularity from the UN2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were identified through a survey. The results are presented at Regional scale.

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