Workshop 9: Sustainable buildings and construction
Sustainable buildings and construction
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the building sector is the source of a fifth of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. With high demographic growth, Africa is the scene of a very fast and increasingly intensive urbanisation process. In some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the current building supply could be multiplied by four by 2050. Therefore, it is particularly important to anticipate needs in terms of infrastructure and resources in Africa, as well as to limit the environmental and societal decline associated with the urbanisation process.
The approach proposed in this workshop based on the concept of sustainable building aims to bring together key actors in order to formulate concrete proposals to address the difficulties encountered in the building sector in terms of combating poverty and inequalities, gaining access to sustainable energy with low carbon, managing natural resources and adapting to climate change, especially by using materials and methods that are economically affordable and environment friendly.
Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GABC)
ICLEI/ICLEI Africa – Local Governments for Sustainability