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Decarbonisation of buildings: for climate, health and jobs (2021)

EASAC policy report 43

(2021, 83 Seiten, ISBN: 978-3-8047-4263-5)

To live up to their climate pledge under the Paris agreement, EU lawmakers must ensure all 250 million existing as well as all new buildings in the EU become nearly zero greenhouse gas emitters. In a new report, experts nominated by EASAC’s member science academies call for far-reaching policy action. “Policymakers have long focused on creating energy-efficient buildings that reduce the need for heating and air conditioning or generate renewable energy on site. But the energy used for operating buildings is only part of the story. We must urgently broaden the scope and look at emissions embodied in construction materials and methods – both for new buildings and building renovation.”, says William Gillett, EASAC’s Energy Programme Director.

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Dr. Christiane Diehl

Stellv. Abteilungsleiterin Internationale Akademiennetzwerke (IAP, EASAC)

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