Country for PR: United Kingdom
Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Tuesday, November 24 2020 - 18:00
Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Budapest Commit to Clean Construction, Moving the Industry Towards a Sustainable Future
LONDON, Nov 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Four leading mayors are initial signatories to C40 Clean Construction 
Declaration, pledging to work with industry to halve emissions from 
construction projects in their cities by 2030
- Construction is responsible for 23% of the world’s GHG emissions

Today, the mayors of Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest have pledged 
to halve emissions from all construction activities in their cities by 2030, in 
collaboration with leading companies and innovative business communities. 

Through C40's Clean Construction Declaration, mayors pledge to revolutionise 
the global construction industry and shift it towards a more sustainable 
future, to achieve "a thriving, resilient, healthy life for everyone in our 
cities, especially our most vulnerable communities." 

The construction industry is currently responsible for over 23% of the world's 
GHG emissions and 30% of global resource consumption — business as usual would 
mean a dangerous global temperature increase of 3 degree C. 

The Declaration sets bold, ambitious targets to develop net-zero emission 
buildings and infrastructure of the future by:
- Reducing embodied emissions by at least 50% for all new buildings and 
retrofits by 2030 
- Reducing embodied emissions by at least 50% of all infrastructure projects by 
- Procuring and when possible using only zero emission construction machinery 
from 2025

The commitment to repurpose and retrofit existing building stock has huge 
potential to create new green jobs — vital for a green and just recovery from 

Mayors will use their purchasing power to normalise zero emission construction 
machinery; demand supply chain transparency and accountability; embed clean 
construction policies into design, procurement and contracting processes, and 
building codes. Mayors’ promise to approve at least one net-zero emission 
flagship construction project by 2025 and report annually on progress.
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Source: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group