The leaders of 19 global cities have committed to eliminating carbon emissions from new building portfolios by 2030, in order to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. By signing the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration, the mayors of cities including London, Los Angeles and Paris have pledged to introduce planning regulations that will require all new buildings to operate at net-zero carbon by 2030 and all buildings by 2050. The declaration, orchestrated by the C40 group of cities, requires the mayors to establish a net-zero building roadmap, develop supporting incentives and programme and report annually on their progress towards the 2030 goal. It additionally stipulates that the mayors must evaluate the feasibility of reporting on emissions beyond operational carbon, such as refrigerants.
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