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Launch - 2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction - Online Press Conference


The 2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction (2022 Buildings-GSR) will be launched on Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 13:00-14:00 CET. The launch is a stand-alone, online press event, exclusively open to GlobalABC members and the press. For information on how to join, contact us at

The Buildings-GSR provides an annual snapshot of the progress of the buildings and construction sector on a global scale and reviews the status of policies, finance, technologies, and solutions to monitor whether the sector is aligned with the Paris Agreement goals. The Buildings-GSR also provides stakeholders with evidence to persuade policymakers and the overall buildings and construction community to take action.

We will be presenting key insights on:

  • Overall emissions and energy
  • The Global Buildings Climate Tracker
  • Certifications, codes, NDCs
  • Disruptive trends in light of the current energy crisis
  • Deep dive on buildings trends in Africa
  • Deep dive on materials

Watch the recording 





5 mins

Mark Radka, Chief of Energy and Climate Branch, UNEP

UNEP Welcome

10 mins

Prof. Ian Hamilton, UCL; Oliver Rapf, BPIE Executive Director (core authors)

Buildings-GSR insights: What is new?

5 mins

Insaf Ben Othmane, Oecumene Spaces for Dignity (Africa chapter co-author)

Buildings and Construction trends in Africa

5 mins

Dr Mae-ling Lokko, Yale University (Materials chapter co-author)

Building materials trends

35 mins

Terry Collins (media advisor)

Q&A w/ press/audience

Download the 2022 Buildings-GSR