To reach net zero, overhaul the built environment – BNP Paribas Asset Management

Buildings account for over a third of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Focusing on reducing these – both operational and embodied emissions – represents a significant opportunity for investors over the next decade, as Nicolas Toupin, ESG Analyst at BNP Paribas Asset Management explains.

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... Over their life cycle, buildings account for 37% of global energy-related carbon emissions. Without timely and ambitious action, this impact will grow further over the coming decades. By mid-century, 68% of the global population is expected to live in cities, where buildings account for 50-70% of emissions.

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