The Big 5 to Drive Net-Zero Targets by 2050

The Big 5 to Drive Net-Zero Targets by 2050

The inaugural Global Construction Impact Summit will help push a coordinated approach to meet local and global emission and waste reduction targets

The industry’s brightest minds, disruptive thinkers, most exciting innovators, and advisors from Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)-focused construction businesses will gather at The Big 5, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 5-8 December.

Taking place on day three of the event (7 December), the inaugural Global Construction Impact Summit will help push a coordinated approach to meet local and global emission and waste reduction targets.

Ben Greenish, Senior Vice-President of Construction at dmg events, organizer of The Big 5, said: “According to the recent WGBC Beyond Buildings Report, the urban built environment is responsible for 75% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.

“The industry must demonstrate a willingness to make changes if we are to meet the World Green Building Council’s (WGBC) targets for the sector which include achieving at least 40 percent less embodied carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving 100 percent net zero emissions by 2050.

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"By driving the shift from high-emission products for example to near-zero emission products, the industry can take a significant step forward.”

Greenish added: “The sustainability spotlight on the Middle East and Africa is shining brighter than ever courtesy of the next two editions of COP taking place in the region.

"As world leaders meet in Egypt this week for COP27 it is critical that the construction sector does its part to help both nations realise their commitments on net-zero ambitions. "

Discussion topics throughout the day will include how to advance net zero throughout the industry, ESG leadership in construction, the acceleration of change by scaling up solutions and collaboration, achieving zero waste.

Covering several pressing topics, speakers, delegates, and partners committed to integrating sustainability and net zero into their core businesses will attend and look for collaboration on how the construction ecosystem will support the region’s ambitious net-zero targets.

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