Watch the recording of the EDGE Webinar!
Science-based targets, IPCC report, emissions gap – the news on the severity of climate change has been relentless the last few months. The pressure on corporations is increasing, with consumers and stakeholders alike holding companies accountable and demanding they make ambitious commitments to reduce carbon emissions.
A significant contribution to global carbon emissions is the building sector. According to the IPCC, buildings have contributed more than 9 gigatons CO2eq to global greenhouse gas emissions since 1970.
The latest IPCC report states that we need to transition to net zero carbon buildings by 2040 if we hope to keep global warming to below 2 degrees.
Net zero carbon might sound out of reach, but there is a simple place to start – resource efficiency.
thinkstep works with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on an innovative green building standard called EDGE. EDGE focuses on three core areas: energy efficiency, resource efficiency and embodied energy in materials. EDGE is available in 140 countries and is the ideal tool for companies looking to certify an entire portfolio of buildings to a green building standard.
Why certify an entire portfolio of buildings as green? It can help you quantify your environmental impact, meet your emissions reductions and strengthen your sustainability strategy.
Why watch the webinar:
- Learn how a green building portfolio can improve your investment strategy
- Quantify your carbon emissions reductions from your building portfolio using EDGE
- Eleni Polychroniadou, EDGE Program Manager, thinkstep
- Thomas Saunders, EDGE Program Director, thinkstep
Costs: This webinar is free
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