After two years of disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the year 2022 saw a gradual return to normalcy, combined with an increase in GlobalABC's activities, visibility, and outreach. The GlobalABC community has achieved several milestones in 2022, laying the foundational work for the coming years. The urgency of climate action in the buildings and construction sector has received heightened attention in major fora, national and sub-national actors and private sector are stepping up their action, and the GlobalABC is recognised as the international platform that gathers the multitude of buildings and construction stakeholders.
In 2022, we continued to be a global advocate for the importance of the sector for global climate action (active participation in high-level events such as the COP27 with a Buildings Pavilion and through the BuildingToCOP Coalition, growth in membership, Annual Assembly and Steering Committee meeting); to provide a neutral and trusted platform to set targets for decarbonisation (2022 Buildings-GSR, UNFCCC MPGCA Human Settlements Pathway, flagship study and campaign on embodied carbon, Sustainable Building Materials Hub); and to provide the key measures for countries to adopt, helping them set priorities in their own strategies, based on their situation (Buildings Breakthrough target, roadmaps launched and Roadmaps Coordination Hub, NDC frontrunner criteria and tool), among so many other achievements.
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