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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.

Working Group 1 :
AWARENESS AND EDUCATION
Goals

This Work Area focuses on developing common narratives and key messages for the GABC as well as on supporting capacity building.

Activities & Support

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.

Contacts

    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: marilinediara@yahoo.fr

    Pekka Huovila, Green Building Council Finland. Email: pekka.huovila@figbc.fi

    Professor Dr. Deo Prasad, Cooperative Research Council for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) / The University of New South Wales. Email: d.prasad@unsw.edu.au

    Christian Brodhag, Construction 21 / École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne: brodhag@emse.fr


All Work Areas welcome new participants. Please contact the GABC Secretariat for more information at global.abc@un.org.