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World Green Building Council
Empire State Building, 350 5th Ave #32, New York, NY 10118
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Achieving Net Zero Embodied Carbon

The recent IPCC report removes all doubt: to achieve the aims of the Paris Agreement and a 1.5 degree scenario, the building and construction sector must fully decarbonize by 2050. In addition to addressing operational carbon from buildings, this must also include the embodied emissions from the entire building lifecycle.

World Green Building Council and partners will run an exclusive executive breakfast to celebrate the launch of an exciting new industry report calling for radical industry collaboration to achieve decarbonization. The report sets out the vision, goals, actions and milestones needed across the whole value chain, as well as highlighting industry leadership paving the way.

The World Green Building Council, partners and sector leaders will discuss this ground-breaking report and the solutions available to industry to tackle embodied carbon emissions. The World Green Building Council is a global network of Green Building Councils in almost 70 countries. Collectively we are committed to reducing the building and construction sector’s CO2 emissions to reach net-zero by 2050: to ultimately help limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This goal will help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement. We are building a better future, and are committed to green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council, Krista Mikkonen, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Finland, Robert Ward, President & CEO, Commercial Development, Skanska USA, Mahendra Singhi, Managing Director and CEO, Dalmia Cement, Lena Hök, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Skanska, Lars Ostenfeld Riemann, Executive Director, Ramboll Buildings, Zoe Knight, Managing Director and Group Head, Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC, Scot Horst, Founder, Arc Skoru on behalf of USGBC, and Laura Jay, Deputy Regional Director for North America & Head of the New York Office, C40 Cities

The embodied carbon call to action report will be launched during World Green Building Week September 23-29. The report will be available on

This is an invitation-only event.

This event is part of the Industry Transition program of Climate Week NYC.