She said the community has been a thriving presence on GBPN projects for many years and this was only becoming more important in the lead-up to 2030.
“The growth in new buildings is particularly intensive in Asia. By 2050 there will be 280 billion m2 more buildings than today across the globe and many of these will be built in countries like India and Indonesia where GBPN’s work is focused,” Ms McFarlane said.
“This means GBPN’s work is more important than ever as we enter the next critical 8 years for climate action to keep the global average temperature rise at 1.5 °C.
“The specialist knowledge and skills of our experts ensure our projects are truly responsive to local conditions and have a real impact on reducing emissions in the building sector.”
Bringing Global Policy Evidence and Local Expertise together
Ms McFarlane said GBPN’s approach was to bring the right people together, forming powerful coalitions in the right locations to deliver maximum impact.
“We support localisation, elevating local experts and providing them with global best practices and research,” she said.