Global Green Building Alliance Releases Guide to Drive $35 Trillion Net-Zero Investment

An international alliance of world-leading green building rating system organisations today announced the launch of the first global practical guide to facilitate the $35 trillion investment needed by 2030 to meet global energy transition goals.  

Financing Transformation: A Guide to Green Building for Green Bonds and Green Loans details how various building verification and certification standards can be used to comply with global classifications and bond frameworks, setting a trajectory for the global built environment to meet a sustainable 1.5°C climate threshold.

Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of BRE, said the guide is a testament to the unified international commitment to tackling climate change head-on.

With buildings accounting for over 30% of global energy use and more than a quarter of emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that the majority of existing buildings will still be standing in 2050, necessitating large-scale capital investments to support sustainable retrofits and meet climate targets.

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