Communities are facing increased disaster events, many driven by climate change. At the same time, governments are looking for solutions to stem the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that continue to drive changes in climate.

The built environment is central to enhancing resilience and mitigating GHG emissions. Buildings are our shelter against the storm, the homes of our governments and institutions, drivers of economies, and symbols of our ideals. At the same time, buildings are significant users of energy and materials.
Policies at the national and sub-national levels to achieve net-zero emissions and enhance community resilience must include a strong focus on current and future buildings.
The International Code Council calls on all governments to adopt and enforce building codes aligned with domestic and international goals for reduced GHG emissions and enhanced resilience.

International Code Council @ COP26

The International Code Council is engaging globally to communicate the Codes at the Core message: building codes and the activities that support their effective use are central to the realization of a climate resilient future.

We are joining with stakeholders from around the world during the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, from November 1-12, 2021 to strengthen the message that creating and fostering a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector is an essential component for governments seeking to meet their Paris Climate Agreement targets.

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