Category: policy

Building a More Sustainable Construction Sector

The construction industry has a huge environmental footprint. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has found that the construction industry accounts for 39% of all CO2 emissions in the United States alone — more...

What motivates companies to go circular?

Circular economy is about rethinking how we use our raw materials and resources to create a sustainable economy free of waste and emissions. But why should companies include circularity in their mainstream business? ING...

Neutrality Pact

The built environment – offices, houses and other buildings – can be the flagbearers of current efforts to turn Europe into a carbon-neutral economy. That was one of the keynote messages to emerge from...

Why cement emissions matter for climate change

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world. In 2015, it generated around 2.8bn tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 8% of the global total – a greater share...