During the Inaugural Meeting and Seminar of the GABC held in Paris 18 to 19 April 2016, members identified priorities for a transition towards a low-carbon, energy efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector. To that end, members established 5 Work Areas: Awareness and Education, Public Policies, Market Transformation, Finance, and Building Measurement, Data and Information.
GABC members also agreed on two ad-hoc frameworks: a Global Roadmap for the transition towards a low-carbon, energy efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector; and the Global Status Report, an annual report focused on GHG emission development in the buildings and construction sector.
This Work Area focuses on developing common narratives and key messages for the GABC as well as on supporting capacity building.
The Work Area Education and Awareness will work towards:
Setting relevant targets for a low-carbon, energy efficient buildings and construction sector.
Effectively communicating the need for raising ambition levels towards a low-carbon, energy efficient buildings and construction sector.
Making the case for adequate finance measures and policies.
Highlighting the multiple benefits resulting from low-carbon buildings.
Increasing the demand for energy-efficient buildings.
Training building professionals.
The Work Area is led by the following persons:
Mariline Andrée Diara, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Directorate of Environment and Educational Institutions (Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable - Direction de l'Environnement et des Etablissements Classés - DEEC) of the Republic of Senegal. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pekka Huovila, Green Building Council Finland. Email: email@example.com
Professor Dr. Deo Prasad, Cooperative Research Council for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) / The University of New South Wales. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Brodhag, Construction 21 / École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne: email@example.com