The construction industry is a major contributor to global carbon emissions, meaning the potential for positive impact within the sector is equally great.
According to UN-Habitat and World Bank figures, by 2030 three billion people will need new housing and basic infrastructure. Alongside the huge demand for construction this represents, we are at a point of unprecedented awareness of the depletion of resources used for building, and of the impact the built environment has on the health of people, communities, and the planet.
Now is our chance to take decisive action, by developing patterns of designing and building to improve quality of life for people around the world, and by learning from and advancing the local knowledge and traditional methods that have been adapted to climate and context over generations.
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