The IEA will host a webinar to present the implications of achieving a net-zero emissions global energy sector by 2070 for buildings, as well as the additional technology innovation needs to advance that milestone to 2050.
The buildings sector accounts today for 28% of global energy-related emissions when upstream power generation is included, and 38% when accounting for the manufacturing of building construction materials. Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 analyses the role that technologies and innovation will need to play in ensuring a rapid and cost-effective energy transition, with a particular focus on:
- Buildings sector energy trends under a Sustainable Development Scenario
- Needs for buildings integration with power systems
- Steel and cement manufacturing decarbonisation strategies
- Material efficiency strategies to support the decarbonisation of industry
- Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 through accelerated innovation
The webinar will consist of an IEA presentation, followed by a panel discussion with Mrs Cécile Faraud (C40), Mr Luca De Giovanetti (WBCSD), Mr Tianzhen Hong (LBNL) and Mr Henk Kranenberg (Daikin).
This event is supported by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC).