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Forging global and regional pathways

GlobalABC global and regional roadmaps: Forging pathways towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector

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 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 the each region. Thereby they present both a framework and a process that can be used at a national level, and support the buildings and construction sector's Race to Zero by 2050. 

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. 

Find out about many more tools and regional examples on the new roadmaps! 

Download all roadmaps below! 

Global Roadmap Africa Roadmap Asia Roadmap Latin America Roadmap