UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

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Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI)

  • Overview

    UNEP-SBCI promotes policies and practices for a sustainably built environment. The building sector has the largest potential of any sector to reduce emissions at low-costs using readily available technologies while creating millions of quality jobs. Companies in the building and construction sector can help support the international agenda to reach reduction targets and participate in programmes to support national emissions reductions.

    UNEP-SBCI develops tools for improvements in performance and reaches out to developing country stakeholders to enhance sustainability worldwide. UNEP-SBCI is looking for partners interested in supporting regional reports for South Africa, Mexico and India, on GHG Emission Baselines and Reduction Potentials of the Building Sector. These reports provide concrete assessments of the climate mitigation potential of the sector guiding appropriate policy interventions.

    UNEP-SBCI is also looking to collaborate with companies interested in formulating a common language to establish consistent global methods to measure and report building performance through development of a Sustainable Buildings Index. This work will be guided by a newly forming Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committees on metrics such as energy/GHG, water/waste, materials, biodiversity, etc. The initiative is also seeking corporate partners in the “Pilot of the Common Carbon Metric”, the first globally applicable metric allowing consistent measurement of energy use and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions for the building sector. The Pilot will demonstrate how to establish baseline performance for building types in climate regions and set climate change mitigation reduction targets.

    If your company is interested in exploring this partnership opportunity, please ‘Respond to this need’ using this website or contact Ms. Donna McIntire, UNEP (donna.mcintire@unep.org)

    Further Information

    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable Development Goals

    7. Affordable and clean energy; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land

    Regions / countries / territories

    India; Mexico; South Africa

    Issue areas

    Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Construction & Materials; Real Estate

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