Today, the GlobalABC and the United Nations Environment Programme released the Sustainable Building Materials Hub, supported by Bioregional.
Building materials are set to dominate resource consumption over the coming decades, and already have a considerable environmental impact. In 2021, the buildings and construction sector accounted for around 37% of global energy-related emissions, and the global construction boom is expected to double the construction industry’s raw material use by 2060.
The hub will bring together more than 200 resources including research papers, case studies, tools, databases, and policy briefs that will support governments and policymakers to pivot towards the use of more sustainable, less carbon-intensive materials. This will include the flagship study published by UNEP and Yale Center for Ecosystems + Architecture, under the GlobalABC, Building Materials and the Climate: Constructing a New Future.