Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

General

Name of initiative Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC)
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address www.globalabc.org
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat The GlobalABC Secretariat is based in UN Environment's Economy Division

1 Rue Miollis, Building VII 75015 Paris, France

Contact: global.abc@un.org

Organisational structure With over 150 members, including 30 countries, the GlobalABC is the leading global platform for governments, the private sector, civil society and intergovernmental and international organizations to increase action towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France

Description

Description Launched at COP21 and hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) is a voluntary partnership of national and local governments, inter-governmental organisations, businesses, associations, networks and think thanks committed to a common vision: A zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector. The GlobalABC functions as an umbrella or meta-platform – a network of networks – that brings together initiatives and actors focusing on the buildings and construction sector. The GlobalABC network currently includes over 130 members, among which are 29 countries.
Objectives The GlobalABC works towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector through:

Raising ambitions to meet the Paris climate goals. While the sector is a major emitter, it also holds huge potential for improvement. We work to raise the level of ambition in retrofitting existing buildings and future-proofing the investments that we will see going into new buildings over the next 15 years.

Mobilizing all actors along the value chain. Faced with a fragmented value chain, all stakeholders – from design to construction, operations and demolition in the private and public sectors – need to play their part. We encourage policy frameworks that promote both uptake of existing, cost-effective solutions and private sector innovation – using sustainable public procurement as a lever to create markets and investor security.

Activities Tracking progress: Annual Global Status Report on the status of the Buildings and Construction Sector

Forging regional pathways towards zero emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction through stakeholder-driven regional roadmaps, based on our Global Roadmap.

Raising ambition levels: A Guide for Incorporating Buildings Sector Actions in NDC

Shaping the global agenda: Showcasing the potential of the buildings and construction sector for mitigation and adaption by shaping the global agenda (G20, COP, WUF, etc.)

Catalysed by the GlobalABC, the Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB) supports the implementation of the GlobalABC roadmap “Towards low GHG and resilient buildings” and its goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C and moving towards the 1.5°C limit. PEEB works with its first five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam to (1) Transform the buildings sector by promoting sustainable building design and construction. (2) Lower the energy demand in buildings in a cost-effective manner and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum level. (3) Leverage untapped social, ecological and economic benefits.

One or two success stories achieved The Ministers and Heads of Delegation participating in the XXI Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (2018) endorsed our regional roadmaps by calling on the governments of the region to promote models of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements, for which support is requested to the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) to analyze the development of a road map on buildings and low-emission, resilient and efficient construction.

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Policy planning and recommendations, Advocacy
Indicators
Policy planning and recommendations — Policy recommendations published
Year2018
Value (#)2
Policy planning and recommendations — New or enhanced public policies and policy instruments
Year2019
Value (#)2
Policy planning and recommendations — Policy impact - Mitigation
Year2019
Value (MtCO2e/yr)1
Policy planning and recommendations — Stakeholders endorsing a policy
Year2018
Value (#)1
Knowledge dissemination and exchange — Workshops and meetings for exchanging the knowledge
Year2019
Value (#)6
Goals Tracking progress and raising ambition levels encouraging countries to decarbonise their buildings and construction sector aligned with the Paris Agreement goals.

Forging regional pathways towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector. Raise awareness for the buildings and construction sector's impact and potential for climate mitigation and adaptation. Foster knowledge and best practice exchange.

Comments on indicators and goals We are tracking country commitments to decarbonizing their buildings and construction sector (including in NDCs) as well as endorsements of our global and regional roadmaps as pathways to that goal.

We are raising ambition levels by tracking the sector status and highlighting priority policy actions including where those are applied. We foster knowledge exchange through regional roundtables targeting policy makers.

How will goals be achieved National governments committing to decarbonising their buildings and construction sector

National and local governments put in place priority policy actions aligned with 8 priority categories from our regional roadmaps: urban planning, new buildings, existing building retrofits, existing building operations, systems (lighting and equipment), materials, resilience, clean energy. Concrete high impact actions include mandatory building energy codes, mandatory energy labeling, stringent regulatory measures for energy efficiency in new buildings and ambitious retrofit rates.

Catalysed by the GlobalABC, the Programme for Energy Efficiency (PEEB) works with its first five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam to (1) Transform the buildings sector by promoting sustainable building design and construction. (2) Lower the energy demand in buildings in a cost-effective manner and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum level. (3) Leverage untapped social, ecological and economic benefits."National governments committing to decarbonising their buildings and construction sector National and local governments put in place priority policy actions aligned with 8 priority categories from our regional roadmaps: urban planning, new buildings, existing building retrofits, existing building operations, systems (lighting and equipment), materials, resilience, clean energy. Concrete high impact actions include mandatory building energy codes, mandatory energy labeling, stringent regulatory measures for energy efficiency in new buildings and ambitious retrofit rates.

Catalysed by the GlobalABC, the Programme for Energy Efficiency (PEEB) works with its first five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam to (1) Transform the buildings sector by promoting sustainable building design and construction. (2) Lower the energy demand in buildings in a cost-effective manner and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum level. (3) Leverage untapped social, ecological and economic benefits." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

Have you changed or strenghtened your goals We are regionalising our global roadmap forging regionally appropriate decarbonisation ways for the buildings and construction sector.

Catalysed by the GlobalABC, the Programme for Energy Efficiency (PEEB) works with its first five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam to (1) Transform the buildings sector by promoting sustainable building design and construction. (2) Lower the energy demand in buildings in a cost-effective manner and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum level. (3) Leverage untapped social, ecological and economic benefits."We are regionalising our global roadmap forging regionally appropriate decarbonisation ways for the buildings and construction sector.

Catalysed by the GlobalABC, the Programme for Energy Efficiency (PEEB) works with its first five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam to (1) Transform the buildings sector by promoting sustainable building design and construction. (2) Lower the energy demand in buildings in a cost-effective manner and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum level. (3) Leverage untapped social, ecological and economic benefits." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

Progress towards the goals We have released a global call asking countries to develop roadmaps to decarbonizing the buildings and construction sector signed by six member countries.

The Ministers and Heads of Delegation participating in the XXI Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean endorsed our regional roadmaps by calling on the governments of the region to promote models of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements, for which support is requested to the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) to analyze the development of a road map on buildings and low-emission, resilient and efficient construction.

How are you tracking progress of your initiative We are tracking country commitments to decarbonizing their buildings and construction sector (including in NDCs), priority policy measures, as well as endorsements of our global and regional roadmaps as pathways to that goal.

We are raising ambition levels by tracking the sector status and highlighting priority policy actions including showing where those are applied. We foster knowledge exchange through regional roundtables targeting policy makers.

Available reporting We track global trends in the buildings and construction sector. Find our 2018 Global Status Report at: https://www.globalabc.org/uploads/media/default/0001/01/f64f6de67d55037cd9984cc29308f3609829797a.pdf

Global Roadmap Towards Low-GHG and Resilient Buildings: https://www.globalabc.org/uploads/media/default/0001/02/9ab4984b5d2e006ad533bca08257a43bdf974fa9.pdf A Guide for Incorporating Fundable Buildings Actions in the NDCs: https://www.globalabc.org/uploads/media/default/0001/02/67fea075bbb7a9dc8dd08f2ddb3ebc0f41df8a97.pdf

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 154  
Companies 19 Autodesk (Singapore),Broad Group (China),Consolidated Contractors Company - CCC (Greece),Danfoss (Denmark),LafargeHolcim (Switzerland),Rockwool Group (Denmark),Saint-Gobain (France),Sekisui House (Japan),Suez Environment (France),Thermaflex International B.V. (Netherlands),Velux (Denmark),Veolia (France),Energy Consulting & Development (Switzerland),EGS Bangkok (Thailand),Arquitenco (Argentina),IFDN Group (France),Colibri S.A.S. (France),Majid Al Futtaim (United Arab Emirates),Grupo ACA (Portugal)
Business organisations 14 Brazilian Sustainable Construction Council (Brazil),  Confederation of International Contractors Association - CICA (France),  Cluster Efficacité Energétique de Matériaux de Construction (Morocco),  German Sustainable Building Council - DGNB (Germany),  European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Belgium),  International Federation of Consulting Engineers (Switzerland),  European Construction Industry Federation (Germany),  Green Building Council of South Africa (South Africa),  Passive House Canada (Canada),  Smart Buildings Alliance for Smart Cities (France),  SETA Network (United K.),  Green Business Certification Inc (USA),  World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Switzerland),  Integrated Environmental solutions (United K.)
Research and educational organisations 19 Buildings Performance Institute Europe - BPIE (Belgium),  Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency - C2E2 (Denmark),  China Academy of Building Research - CABR (China),  Cooperative Research Council for Low Carbon Living - CRCLCL (Australia),  Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (France),  CUES Foundation (Netherlands),  Global Buildings Performance Network - GBPN (Australia),  Re-imagining Cities Foundation (South Korea),  Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS (United K.),  University College London - UCL - Bartlett School (United K.),  Institute of Technology FCBA on behalf of Wood Rise Alliance (France),  University of Buenos Aires (Argentina),  Qatar Foundation (Qatar),  Institut français pour la performance du bâtiment (France),  Instituto Technologico Superior P’urhépecha (Mexico),  Griha Council India (India),  The Global Building Network (USA),  European Real Estate Institute - EREI (Italy)
Non-governmental organisations 41 The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme of the One Planet Network -SBC 10YFP (Finland),  Architects’ Council of Europe - ACE (Belgium),  Alliance for Energy Efficiency - ALENER (Mexico),  Architecture 2030 (USA),  Nubian Vault Association / La Voute Nubienne (France),  Climate-KIC (Switzerland),  Construction21 (France),  Climate Technology Centre and Network - CTCN (Denmark),  ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Cape Verde),  ENERGIES 2050 (France),  Energy Cities - Local Authorities in Energy Transition (France),  Federation Française du Bâtiment (France),  Fibrenergie (France),  Global Forum on Human Settlements - GFHS (United States of America),  Global District Energy in Cities Initiative (France),  Housing Europe (Belgium),  Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (India),  ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (Germany),  International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment - SBE (Canada),  International Urban Development Association/Association Internationale du Développment Urbain (France),  International Passive House Association - IPHA (Germany),  Investor Confidence Project - ICP (United K.),  Observatoire de l'Immobilier Durable - OID (France),  Plan Bâtiment Durable (France),  R20 Regions of Climate Action (Switzerland),  Renovate Europe (Belgium),  Réseau Habitat et Francophonie - RHF (France),  Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA (United Kingdom),  Sustainable Energy for All - SEforALL (Austria),  SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility (Thailand),  The Energy and Resources Institute - TERI (India),  The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (United K.),  Urban Land Institute - ULI (USA),  International Union of Architects - IUA (France),  World Green Building Council (United K.),  World Resources Institute - WRI (USA),  BIM Africa (Nigeria),  Chile Green Building Council (Chile),  Association pour la Recherche et la Promotion de l’Energie Durable en Afrique Centrale (Cameroon),  Commonwealth Association of Architects (United K.),  National Ecology and Environment Foundation (India)
National states 30 Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development (Argentina),  Ministry of Urban Development (Armenia),  Federal Ministry of Agriculture Forestry Environment and Water Management (Austria),  Ministry of the Environment (Brazil),  Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (Cameroon),  Natural Resources Canada - NRCAN (Canada),  Ministry of Health Environment and Sustainable Development/Ministre de la Salubrité de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable - MINSEDD (Côte D’Ivoire),  Croatian Government Real Estate Agency (Croatia),  Djiboutian Agency for Energy Management (Djibouti),  Ministry of the Environment (Finland),  Ministry of Ecological & Inclusive Transition - METS & Ministry of Territorial Cohesion - MCT (France),  Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - BMWi (Germany),  Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism & Ninistry of Foreign Affairs (Japan),  Ministry of Energy and Mineral resources MEMR – Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund JREEEF (Jordan),  Ministry of Environment and Tourism (Mongolia),  Ministry of National Territory Development Urban Planning Habitat and Urban Policy (Morocco),  Ministry of Climate and Environment (Norway),  Ministry of Housing Construction & Sanitation - VIVIENDA (Peru),  Ministry of Construction Housing and Utilities (Russia),  Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Senegal),  Building and Construction Authority - BCA & Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore),  Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation Department for Housing and Transport (Sweden),  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Switzerland),  Ministry of Housing and Spatial Planning (Tunisia),  State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving - SAEE (Ukraine),  Ministry of Infrastructure Development (United Arab Emirates),  Secretariat of Agrarian Land and Urban Development Secretariat of Energy -SENER (Mexico),  Federal United States Department of Energy (USA),  Qatar Foundation (Qatar).
Governmental actors 6 The French Environment & Energy Management Agency - ADEME (France),  French Development Agency - AFD (France),  Bosnia and Herzegovina Chamber of Commerce Federation (Bosnia and Herzegovina),  German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH - GIZ (Germany),  Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation Peru (Peru),  German Energy Agency (Germany),  Chamber of economy (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Regional / state / county actors 4 Province of Ontario (Canada),  State of California (USA),  Dubai Land Department (United Arab Emirates),  State of Tamil Nadu (India)
City / municipal actors 6 Municipality of Medellín (Colombia),  Mexico City (Mexico),  Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Japan),  City of Vancouver (Canada),  Capital City of Warsaw (Poland),  Lalitpur Metropolitan City (Nepal)
Intergovernmental organisations 13 East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency - EACREEE (Uganda),  The Global Environment Facility - GEF (USA),  International Energy Agency - IEA (France),  Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable - IFDD (Canada),  International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation - IPEEC (France),  The International Renewable Energy Agency - IRENA (United Arab Emirates),  Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - RCREEE (Egypt),  SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - SACREEE (Namibia),  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - UNECE (Switzerland),  United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP (Kenya),  United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative - UNEP FI (Switzerland),  United Nations Human Settlements Programme - UN- Habitat (Kenya),  The World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program - ESMAP (USA).
Financial Institutions 1 The International Finance Corporation - IFC (USA)
Other members 1 Solar Impulse Foundation (Switzerland)
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
2020
128
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

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