To have even a 50/50 shot of hitting 1.5C, we need to get to net zero emissions globally by 2050. He reflected on this being “the best of times, the worst of times”, with low carbon action gaining momentum, but we are rapidly running out of time. We also heard from the former Mayor of Toronto, David Miller, who now works at C40. He provided a reaffirming moment, as someone who is notionally outside of the buildings sector, when he said loud and clear that “buildings are the answer”. Whether that is in the context of rapidly developing cities in the global south, or the retrofit of an ageing stock in Europe, it provides a common mission for Green Building Councils and our member companies.
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