With the growing awareness about carbon emission sources, the attention is now increasing towards lowering the embodied carbon which amounts to 11% of the annual global emissions. As operational emissions have decreased with increased renewables and energy efficiency measures, embodied carbon, which until now has remained hidden further down the supply chain, has become the biggest climate problem from buildings. WorldGBC has issued a bold new vision of

  1. By 2030, reducing embodied carbon in new constructions by 40%
  2. By 2050, achieving net zero embodied carbon in new constructions

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