The 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) is currently being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Touted to be amongst the largest gatherings of climate stakeholders ever at a COP, world leaders have gathered to discuss key areas such as climate disasters, climate funding, and green energy. Worryingly, several events this year have heightened climate change concerns, […]
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Government Initiatives for Green Mobility
The transport sector in India is currently the third-largest emitter of CO2. Thus, in order to curb the rising carbon emissions, the Indian government is constantly encouraging faster adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV). The Electric Vehicles (EV) market is still at a nascent stage, but it is very much on the agenda as a means […]
Green Corridors – A pathway to zero carbon shipping
The shipping sector is known as the lifeline of global trade, with approximately 80% of goods being traded by sea, but the lesser known fact is that it accounts for 3% of total carbon emissions. According to a report by McKinsey if this number goes unchecked, it could possibly rise by as much as half […]
What Net Zero means for businesses?
As more and more countries seek to legalise carbon commitments on the heels of COP26 at Glasgow, we take a look at what this means for the corporates operating around the world. Stating the obvious, effects of climate change is no longer a future event, but a crisis we are all in the midst of. […]
To build or to refurbish?
Net zero commitments have increased rapidly over the years as countries, cities and businesses have pledged to create a more sustainable future. As real estate and the built environment is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon emissions, the sector has a significant role to play in achieving the net zero targets. Decarbonizing has become […]
How to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Construction?
Tackling embodied carbon in real estate
Often sustainability in real estate has been synonymous with reducing carbon emissions; built environment being one of the largest contributors of GHGs. Till recently, it was all about enhancing energy efficiency of the building, but energy efficiency by itself does not translate to reduced environmental impact. This is just the operational carbon that we are […]