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Report Launch and Key Buildings Sector Announcements at COP 28

Industry leaders from all over have gathered at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) where key building sector announcements have been made and several COP agenda items have progressed.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), on December 5, USGBC President and CEO Peter Templeton launched the report “State of Decarbonization: Progress in U.S. Commercial Buildings 2023” in collaboration with Arup. Held at the Buildings Pavilion and hosted by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, the event featured insights from several global organizations working to advance sustainable buildings.

And on the building sector side, USGBC also reports, on December 6—the multilevel action, urbanization, built environment and transport thematic day—buildings were featured in the COP presidency agenda with the launch of the Buildings Breakthrough. Twenty-seven countries, including the United States, joined the Buildings Breakthrough by committing to work toward a vision stating that “Near-zero emission and resilient buildings [will be] the new normal by 2030.” Learn more about the Buildings Breakthrough.

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