Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector: The GlobalABC Regional Roadmaps



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Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector: The GlobalABC Regional Roadmaps

GlobalABC Regional Roadmaps 2020-2050

Regional Roadmaps aim to support countries in their ability to create common goals and ambition toward achieving the Paris Agreement goals through the buildings and construction sector.  This project is working in three major regions, and builds on the global roadmap that was developed in 2016 as a living document by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) partners.


Roadmaps for targets and timelines to achieve zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction

The regional Roadmaps identify short-term, mid-term and long-term targets for 8 strategic areas. Through these Roadmaps we are working with countries and regions to create goals for the buildings and construction sector that support achieving the Paris Agreement and nationally determined contributions in locally appropriate ways.


A project where your insights will make a difference.


Setting goals and prioritising actions across 8 strategic areas:

Urban planning: Use urban planning policies to enable reduced energy demand, increased renewable energy capacity and improved infrastructure resilience.

New buildings: Increase the penetration of new buildings with net-zero emissions.

Building retrofits: Increase the rate of building energy renovation and increase the level of sustainability in existing buildings.

Building operations: Reduce the operating energy and emissions through improved energy management tools and operational capacity building.

Systems: Reduce the energy and emissions needed for equipment, appliances, lighting and cooking.

Materials: Reduce the environmental impact of materials and products in buildings and construction by taking a life-cycle and circular economy approach.

Resilience: Reduce risks related to climate change through building design, selection of materials and improving resilience to structural, water and heat risks.

Clean energy: Increase secure, affordable and sustainable energy and reduce the carbon footprint of the energy demand in buildings.


The process

1. Identifying potential stakeholders per region (national and local authorities, companies, international/ regional organizations)

2. Divulgation of the project objectives and coordination at a national and regional level

3. Identification of key actions, policies, technologies and goals for the short, medium and long term through stakeholder’s consultations

4. Draft of reginal roadmaps, discussions of preliminary results and feedback from stakeholders

5. Final version of regional roadmaps in time for COP25

6. Ongoing revision and updating


Your contribution is key

We are currently in stage 3: collecting data and insights from local actors of the building and construction sector in three regions: Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Download the draft Roadmap documents

Contribute to the Africa Roadmap by filling in the Africa Questionnaire.


Download the draft Roadmap documents

Contribute to the Asia Roadmap by filling in the Asia Questionnaire.

Latin America

Download the draft Roadmap documents

Contribute to the Latin America Roadmap by filling in the Latin America Questionnaire.


Get involved

View past introductory webinars in Spanish and its material.

View past introductory webinars in Portuguese and its material.

For any further information on how to get involved, email

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