Polish Green Building Council Unveils Roadmap for Poland
A new study published by the Polish Green Building Council in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says that buildings play a crucial role in Poland’s effort to meet the 2050 net-zero emissions goal. According to the report, titled “How to Decarbonise the Built Environment by 2050: Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for Poland”, the buildings sector, including construction, is responsible for about 38% of the country’s carbon emissions. Whole-life carbon emissions are those that result from the construction and use of a building over its entire life, including demolition and. disposal.
The report provides a “roadmap” to illustrate and navigate the complex challenge that Poland faces to decarbonise the construction sector by 2050. The decarbonisation of buildings requires continuous engagement and the cooperation of many parties and this cooperation is a key task for all stakeholders, the authors conclude.
The report also proposes concrete actions for nine stakeholder groups: government and local authorities; developers, investors and building owners; designers (architects and civil engineers); manufacturers of building materials and technologies; contractors; building managers; financial institutions and NGOs; professional associations; and academia. Work on the report was preceded by consultations with 40 industry organisations and institutions in Poland.
Poland is a signatory to the Paris Agreement, which requires that global net greenhouse gas emissions reach zero by 2050. The European Union aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030. These targets will be achieved by decarbonising all sectors of the economy.