Roadmaps for Buildings and Construction
The GlobalABC Global and Regional Roadmaps for Buildings and Construction in Africa, Asia and Latin America help set pathways to decarbonization of the buildings and construction sector by 2050. Developed as a framework and a process, they present a comprehensive approach to emission reductions from the built environment along the full life cycle, with aspirational short and medium term and longer-term targets goals aligned with the MPGCA Human Settlements Pathways and timelines towards achieving zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction between 2020 and 2050.
The roadmaps cover eight themes, including urban planning, new buildings, existing buildings, building operations, appliances and systems, materials, resilience and clean energy, in the quest of harnessing the sector’s enormous opportunities for decarbonization and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Built on a global methodology, they reflect regional specificities, and highlight priorities and data gaps for each region.
Developed in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the roadmaps are a product of a highly consultative process, involving more than 700 experts who engaged in its development process, refining them each time with more data and examples from the regions. They bring a common vision and language for the buildings and construction sector's highly fragmented value-chain and support the transition towards the decarbonization of the sector. The WBCSD Building System Carbon Framework is a complementary tool for setting a common language, a simple and transparent way to represent and understand carbon emissions across the life-cycle of buildings, enabling alignment and synergies between the various actors of the value chain.
Following the launch of the GlobalABC Regional Roadmaps for Buildings and Construction in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the work in roadmap development continues at full speed. While these roadmaps continue to be disseminated as powerful tools for promoting decarbonization of the built environment, the methodology and process are now being cascaded to sub-regional, national and sub-national levels leaping forward towards implementation in over 30 countries/jurisdictions (including Türkiye, Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana, India, Odisha & Maharashtra States, Bangladesh, 22 countries and territories in the Arab League, China’s Greater Bay Area (Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau), Cambodia, Viet Nam, ASEAN, Colombia, the European Union, Indonesia) by GlobalABC members in collaboration with the GlobalABC.