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Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme

Circular Built Environment

Circular Built Environment reports

In 2020 the Sustainable Buildings and Construction programme 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.

Highlights from Asia, Africa and the LAC region in 2021 provide a deep dive on policies, case studies and UN2030 Agenda Indicators in these regions based on a global survey and local consultations.

Just released: Unlocking the Potential of Local Circular Construction Materials in Urbanising Africa

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This publication’s focus is on the sustainable use of building materials in urbanising Africa. African countries face...

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SBC has published regional reports on the state of play for circular built environment in Africa, Asia, Europe, Gulf...

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SBC has published regional reports on the state of play for circular built environment in Africa, Asia, Europe, Gulf...

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SBC has published regional reports on the state of play for circular built environment in Africa, Asia, Europe, Gulf...

global report

regional reports

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Three words that characterise the Asian region are diversity, disparity and rapid transformation. Diversity in material...

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Europe differs from the other regions not only because of its projected decrease in population and high development rate, but...

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About 1 kg of waste per day per person is produced and only 10% of that waste is recycled or recovered. Open-air dumpsites...

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There are many drivers for the region to move towards a holistic approach to circular economy. As of 2018, the GCC population...

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Approximately 80% of US human-caused GHG emissions are associated with urban areas where the majority of the US population...

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If emerging economies and least developed countries begin to adopt the same trajectories as those of the developed world, we...