Nanjing Green Light House. Image Courtesy of Archiland International

Climate change mitigation has become a priority issue, with the architectural industry accounting for 38% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. In December 2015, the Paris Agreement proposed to limit global warming to less than 2 ℃ above pre-industrial levels and strive for no more than 1.5 ℃. The architectural industry must achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in order to meet the Paris Agreement’s goal.

China proposed at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2020, that “China will work to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.” It has defined its carbon neutrality goal and execution approach in order to solve global climate and environmental concerns effectively.

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