Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment comes from Advancing Net Zero. WorldGBC’s global project to accelerate uptake of net zero carbon buildings to 100% by 2050. The NZC Buildings Commitments reaches 128 total signatories, with businesses and organisations covering over 5 million (tCO2e) of portfolio emissions. On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement during December 2020, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announces 18 new businesses and organisations as signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
With COP26 delayed and being held this year, these 18 new Commitment signatories join a strong group of businesses and governments leading the decarbonisation of the built environment. WorldGBC, together with nine international organisations urged the building and construction sector to ‘ActOnClimate’ during World Green Building Week 2020. It sent a letter to the COP26 President, Alok Sharma, requesting a dedicated Built Environment Day at COP26. UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) during November 2021.
As the leading initiative focuses on climate action in the built environment, the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment continues to grow exponentially. Complementing initiatives such as the Race To Zero and Science Based Targets, the Commitment’s signatories take action to achieve an operationally net zero carbon portfolio by 2030 or earlier.
For eligible signatories, the Commitment acts as a pathway to membership of the EP100 initiative from the Climate Group, a global initiative for energy-smart companies doing more with less energy.