The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) doubled its 2019 report. One of the main conclusions of this year is that if there is no immediate action, building’s sector energy demand could increase by 50% in 2060.
Decarbonization of buildings is the basis for achieving the commitments of the Country Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as they are responsible for almost 40% of energy-related emissions.
This international organization was created following the Paris Climate Change Summit in 2015, aiming to transform construction sector to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, in accordance with what was agreed in Paris.
The report was presented during the COP25 held in Madrid. It was elaborated by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the UNEP. GlobalABC was one of the reference entities during the summit, having participated in talks where he explained the relationship between building sector and total emissions. According to his report, "buildings and construction generate about 39% of CO2 emissions, even so, actions remain well behind this possibility of intervention"