The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report "Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront: Coordinated action for the building and construction sector to tackle embodied carbon" demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority Vs Maradu Municipality & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding Maradu flat demolition, Ernakulum, Kerala. The SC expressed its dissatisfaction at the affidavit filed by the Chief Secretary of Kerala and said that no concrete plan has been made to undertake the demolition.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding construction of various buildings in the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh without obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. It had also been indicated that the infraction also pertain to the Jharkhand High Court Building, Jhakahand Vidhan Sabha, P & M Hi-Tech City Centre Mall, Jamshedpur, Vijaya Garden Homes and Aastha Twin City.

The second in its series, the 2019 Exponential Roadmap is complemented with a high-ambition narrative, Meeting the 1.5°C Ambition, that presents why the world must aim to hold global average temperature increase to just 1.5°C.

Greenhouse gas emissions could be halved in the next decade if a small number of current technologies and behavioural trends are ramped up and adopted more widely, researchers have found, saying strong civil society movements are needed to drive such change.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/09/2019 regarding non-implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 in the State of Jharkhand in respect of building constructions. It is stated that the State of Jharkhand has undertaken various major constructions of buildings particularly in the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh without obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance under the EIA Notification, 2006 even when it is mandatory in respect of structures having more than 20,000 Sq.

Constructing and renovating New Zealand buildings between now and 2050 could pump out climate change pollution equivalent to one million cars on the road every year, a new report by New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has revealed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of H. P. Rajanna Vs Union of india & Others dated 19/07/2019 regarding construction of highrise residential apartment project in municipal khata number 4131 comprised in Survey Nos. 61/2, 62 and 63/2, Kasavanahalli Village, Varthur Hobli, Bengaluru East taluk, Bengaluru District by Wonder Projects Development Pvt. Ltd. and Godrej Properties Ltd.

The government Thursday said there is no evidence to show that buildings with glass facades utilise extra energy.

The People’s Republic of China (hereafter “China”) had the fastest growth in space cooling energy consumption worldwide in the last two decades, driven by increasing income and growing demand for thermal comfort.

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