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Building Materials and the Climate: Constructing a New Future - new report published

A new report published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Yale Center for Ecosystems + Architecture (Yale CEA), under the GlobalABC, titled "Building Materials and the Climate: Constructing a New Future", offers solutions to decarbonize the buildings and construction sector and reduce the wastes it generates.

It offers policy makers, as well as manufacturers, architects, developers, engineers, builders and recyclers, a three-pronged solution to reduce “embodied carbon” emissions and the negative impacts on natural ecosystems from the production and deployment of building materials (e.g., cement, steel, aluminium, timber, biomass). 

The report can be downloaded here.