Decarbonizing built environments’ value chains will be key to achieving Paris Agreement commitments in the coming decades. At the same time, disruptive shifts and intentional steps for new technologies, circular economy principles, demands for sustainable materials, and managing finance portfolio risk all stand to alter current built environment value chains. How we design, deliver, govern and use future built environments will be a key factor for decarbonization within current heavy-emitting value chains.
This is the first online workshop of two to explore how cross-sectoral demand shifts and innovation could deliver decarbonization within built environment value chains. In this workshop, an approach will be used to explore the diverging set of possibilities for built environment sustainability over a 15-20 year time frame.