The coronavirus pandemic has brought immense disruption to our world, destroying lives and livelihoods, writes Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.
It is also reminding us that there are some challenges we cannot tackle Read More
The World Green Building Council has announced its new Board of Directors 2020-2022—an influential group of global leaders that are driving forwards the largest global-regional-local action network to deliver net zero, healthy, equitable and sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere.
These individuals have been appointed to the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Board Read More
The Covid-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented economic shock with profound implications for energy systems around the world. In China, a sharp decline of both oil and electricity consumption followed by a dynamic recovery tested the flexibility of the energy system, but further actions will be needed to improve resilience and Read More
In January, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, President Brad Smith, and Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood launched a new environmental sustainability initiative focusing on carbon, water, waste and biodiversity. The company began this work by announcing an ambitious carbon commitments: Microsoft promised to be carbon negative by 2030 and remove from the Read More
Easy access to the world's cutting edge environmentally sustainable building is now available though a new case study library. Launched by the World Green Building Council, each case study demonstrates a building that has enhanced performance in relation to health benefits and net zero operational carbon; as verified by established Read More
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has announced the fourth edition of the Leading Women Awards (LWA), designed to recognize outstanding female leaders and to showcase their work in sustainability towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In past years, the Awards have been limited to nominations from WBCSD Read More
Ministers from dozens of countries accounting for over 80% of the world economy today took part in the International Energy Agency’s first Clean Energy Transitions Summit, discussing how to bring about a sustainable and resilient recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and achieve a definitive peak in global carbon emissions.
Ministers participating Read More
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), together with member companies Acciona, Arcadis, ArcelorMittal, Arup, CRH, Guidehouse, LafargeHolcim, Mahindra Lifespaces, Majid al Futtaim, New World Development, Saint-Gobain and Skanska, have developed a new framework for aligning all actors of the built environment around a common language for carbon emissions. The Read More
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released its latest guidelines to help energy consumers develop and implement a sustainable energy strategy for their business. Our guidelines support companies to rethink how they source and consume energy within their business and across their value chain and expand their opportunities to use Read More
Energy is essential. Accessible and affordable supplies of energy support the ability to meet the basic requirements of life and fuel society's progress around the world.As the world’s population grows to more than 9bn in the next two decades, rising prosperity will increase energy demand, particularly in developing countries. Stable and affordable Read More