Sustainability in Construction
The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050 – this is the declared goal of the European Commission who put together a decidedly ambitious plan to make Europe more sustainable and greener, the so-called European Green Deal. This is in line with the EU’s commitment to global climate action under the Paris Agreement.
Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption.
Global share of buildings and construction final energy and emissions, 2018