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“Better Build Green”, the new campaign by WorldGBC for COP21
By Knauf Australia on April 16, 2015

Did you know that EU buildings account for about a third of CO2 emissions and 75% of the current global building stock will remain in use in 2050?

Did you know that EU buildings account for about a third of CO2 emissions and 75% of the current global building stock will remain in use in 2050?

World leaders need to act now to cut emissions before it will be too late. To play its part in limiting global temperature increase to 2 degrees, the sector must reduce significantly emissions by 2050 and where better to start than buildings? Green buildings are the key solution.                        

In the framework of the coming COP21, the World Green Building Council (WGBC), an organisation that Knauf Insulation supports through membership of local green building councils across the globe, has launched a new campaign “Better Build Green” to promote how we can build bigger and better while tackling climate change. The campaign highlights how green buildings can tackle greenhouse gas emissions by one third but also create healthier homes, provide jobs and safeguard local communities.

The campaign will also be present at the Buildings Day, the first dedicated event on buildings at the Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP21) in few weeks, where world leaders will draw up a new international climate agreement to keep on the path of limiting global temperature increases to below 2°C by the end of the century.

For more information:

  • Click here to read more about the WGBC campaign
  • Follow the campaign on Twitter: #betterbuildgreen
  • Read our views on COP21 in our last sustainability report and see our infographic on why building renovation is so important (p.33) and how our products contribute to greener buildings (on p. 38-45)