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Buildings and infrastructure consumption emissions

Buildings and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions

Research has revealed changes to the construction industry could cut the emissions generated from buildings and infrastructure in C40 Cities by 44% by 2050. This report, published by C40 Cities, Arup and University of Leeds, urges action in 6 key areas to reduce the climate impact of construction in cities.

As well as reducing GHG emissions, the research reveals the additional economic, social and health benefits that ‘clean’ construction could generate. The interventions identified in the research would reduce air and noise pollution, providing health benefits for citizens and the environment. They would also spark change within the growing construction economy, providing opportunities for new jobs and skills.

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