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Circular Built Environment Highlights from Asia

  • Published on November 2, 2021
Asia has emerged as the world’s largest regional economy and its rise to global significance is evident from its growing production and consumption pattern. Rapid urbanization and industrialization in the region have increased the material and energy consumption in the built sector over the years and has become one of the largest contributors to GHG emissions and generation of C&DW. Following the severe slow down due to the outbreak of Covid 19 pandemic in 2020, Asian construction sector is bound to recover this year.
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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