Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Green Buildings and Industry

With the building and construction industry responsible for almost 40% of global CO2 emissions, it is imperative that the efforts to meet the Paris Agreement engage the industry adequately. There is immense opportunity in mitigating the projected emissions from buildings and urban infrastructure as 70% of the infrastructure needs anticipated for 2050 are not yet constructed. GGGI emphasises the scaled transition of buildings and urban infrastructure towards lower carbon, less carbon intensive forms as a priority in the 2030 Strategy.

Global warming is expected to reduce industrial productivity significanlty by 2030. The ILO predicts that by 2030 global warming will significantly decrease work productivity resulting in a 2.2%. Industrial workers in hotter regions with large numbers of low wage workers will be hit worst with as much as 5% of all working hours to be lost in South Asia for example. Greening industrial buildings is critical to reduce the impact of heat stress in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation. There are a range of active and passive measures which will allow factories to reduce costs to maintain safe, acceptable working conditions for the most vulnerable in the global workforce.

Christina Cheong

Green Cities Specialist and CoP Lead (Green Buildings and Industry)

Projects

CI01
Countries
CI01 Supporting Direct Access in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Start Date Q4 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,784
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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News

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • March 23, 2021

Lao PDR Green Industry Policy/Market Preparation for Industrial Energy Efficiency Project Launch Ceremony & 1st Steering Committee Meeting

On March 16, 2021, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR together with Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) co-hosted a Project Launch Ceremony and 1st Project Steering Committee Meeting to kick-off the development of the Lao PDR Green Industry Policy in parallel with a GCF Readiness project, titled “Market preparation for industrial energy efficiency […]

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Christina Cheong

Green Cities Specialist and CoP Lead (Green Buildings and Industry)

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