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The African Alliance for Sustainable Cities and Built Environments is developed by the Africa Regional Network of the World Green Building Council. 

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to transform the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—we are a global action network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils around the globe. As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.

WorldGBC’s Africa Regional Network is made up of 15 GBCs in (Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda) who are responding to these challenges and opportunities on the ground.

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The African Alliance for Sustainable Cities and Built Environments is supported by the  #BuildingToCOP Coalition.

The Building to COP Coalition is a group of sustainability-focused built environment NGOs and organisations working together, alongside the UN High Level Climate Champions, to position the built environment as a critical sector to achieve the needed transition to a resilient and zero emissions future at COP conferences. 

As part of efforts to increase engagement in the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience, the Coalition highlights the leadership action being taken by non-state actors (businesses, cities, states and regions), and calls upon national governments to match that level of action through more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and policy frameworks. The Coalition is united around shared climate goals, developed through the UNFCCC Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Human Settlements and Resilience Pathway: halving emissions from the built environment by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050, while increasing its resilience and ensuring a just transition. 

The #BuildingToCOP campaign began with the formation of the Coalition in 2021 for COP26 and we are working together for COP27 (7 – 18 Nov 2022), COP28 and beyond.


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