IEA at COP26: Rethinking the built environment's potential in connection with our energy system
Buildings and building construction account for 37% of global energy- and process- related CO2 emissions. The GlobalABC’s Buildings Global Status Report and IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report show that current efforts since COP21, despite having led to efficiency gains and increased clean energy technology uptake, will not be sufficient to achieve global climate mitigation ambitions. To guide government action, the IEA’s net-zero by 2050 roadmap showed a pathway to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 paved by dozens of technology and policy milestones. In this event, experts will discuss how concerted action by governments, NGOs, industries and international organisations could put buildings on track to net-zero emissions.