Circular Built Environment (CBE): Burkina Faso

At a Glance

Publication Date February 2022
Format pdf
Country Burkina Faso
Thematic Areas Sustainable Energy, Green Buildings and Industry, Waste, Circular Economy, GHGI, Green Growth

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is pleased to share the published  call “Circular Built Environment (CBE): Burkina Faso’’. It Highlight Government Actions for circularity and case studies on CBE in Burkina Faso.

The study is part of a wider research in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and supplements an earlier study State of Play for Circular Built Environment in Africa conducted in 2020. It is an initiative of GGGI and the United Nations One Planet Network to conduct an assessment on circularity in the built environment.

With the building and construction industry accounting for over 40% of final electricity consumption and a substantial proportion of global material consumption, it is essential to explore ways to reduce the energy and material throughput of the industry. This Assessment supports the global focus on mitigating GHG emissions by focusing on the building and construction sector, while simultaneously addressing other environmental concerns such as solid waste management and raw material extraction. Co-benefits, such as improved indoor air quality, reduced air pollution, job creation, etc. will also be highlighted in the study where relevant.

Since June 2021, several stakeholders have been engaged in the Burkina Faso CBE study including the academia, building materials manufacturers, water & waste companies, building designers, contractors & energy companies, regulators, and government agencies. The study involved interview discussions with stakeholders, site visit to projects that promote circularity and online survey where practitioners shared insights on measuring circularity in the building and construction industry.

The One Planet Network is a global community of practitioners, policy makers and experts including governments, businesses, civil society, academia and international civil society, academia, and international organizations, implementing the 10-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and works towards the Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production consumption and production patterns.