World Green Building Council


Name of initiative World Green Building Council
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2002
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Secretariat Angela Howarth, World Green Building Council, c/o UK Green Building Council, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT, UK. Email:
Organisational structure Permanent secretariat, Advisory panel,
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation World Green Building Council
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United Kingdom


Description The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global network leading the transformation of the built environment, to make it healthier and more sustainable. Collectively, with our Green Building Councils (GBCs) in around 70 countries, we accelerate action to deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement, by eliminating the buildings and construction sector's emissions by 2050. We are committed to green buildings for everyone, everywhere to build a better future.
Objectives WorldGBC works to strengthen Green Building Councils in member countries by championing their leadership and connecting them to a network of knowledge, inspiration and practical support.
Activities WorldGBC fosters and supports new and emerging Green Building Councils by providing them with the tools and strategies to establish strong organisations and leadership positions in their countries. Since the establishment of the organisation in 2002, they have been working closely with councils to promote local green building actions and address global issues such as climate change.

By driving collaboration and increasing the profile of the green building market, WorldGBC works with its member councils to ensure that green buildings are a part of any comprehensive strategy to deliver carbon emission reductions.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

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Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 69  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 69 Argentina,  Australia,  Austria,  Bahrain,  Bolivia,  Brazil,  Bulgaria,  Cameroon,  Canada,  Chile,  China,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Croatia,  Egypt,  El Salvador,  Emirates,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Ghana,  Greece,  Guatemala,  Hong Kong,  Hungary,  Iceland,  India,  Indonesia,  Ireland,  Italy,  Jordan,  Kazakhstan,  Kenya,  Kuwait,  Lebanon,  Luxembourg,  Malaysia,  Mauritius,  Mexico,  Montenegro,  Morocco,  Namibia,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Norway,  Pakistan,  Palestine,  Panama,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Philippines,  Poland,  Qatar,  Rwanda,  Serbia,  Singapore,  Slovenia,  South Africa,  Spain,  Sri Lanka,  Sweden,  Switzerland,  Taiwan,  Tanzania,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States,  Uruguay.
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 28 ASSA ABLOY (Denmark),  BASF (Germany),  E.ON (Germany),  Knauf Insolation (USA),  Rambøll (Denmark),  Saint-Gobain (France),  Skanska (Sweden),  Stora Enso (Finland),  United Technologies (USA),  Johnson Controls (USA),  AGC Asia Pacific (Singapore),  AkzoNobel (Netherlands),  Schneider Electric (Germany),  Majid Al Futtaim (United Arab Emirates),  AkzoNobel (Netherlands),  City Developments Ltd (Singapore),  Google (US),  JLL (US),  JPMorgan Chase & Co. (US),  Majid Al Futtaim (UAE),  Multiplex Global (Australia),  Saint-Gobain (France),  Shaw Contract (US),  Siemens Building Technologies (Germany),  Signify (Netherlands),  Surbana Jurong Group (Singapore),  United Technologies Corporation (US),  Volvo Construction Equipment (Sweden).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators Yes


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 19 August 2020 13:58:42