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Investing in Green Economy and Buildings

Triggering Smart, Green Growth

London, 5 May 2011 | Published in Research

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently published the report "Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication", which includes a chapter on Buildings.

As the world recovers from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the new report from UNEP argues that investing in the Green Economy will trigger greener, smarter economic growth.

The Building chapter of the report, produced by LSE Cities and the London School of Economics, contains key information on  the potential of greening the building sector in terms of investment, reduction of energy consumption and job creation. Investments in improved energy efficiency in buildings - explains the report - could generate an additional 3.5 million green jobs in Europe and the USA alone.