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The Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

Published on December 11, 2023


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Oliver Grimaldi

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Willow Aliento

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Dong Chen

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Michelle Jagger

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The world has had a wakeup call: extreme drought crippling the Panama Canal, lethal heatwaves across Europe and North America, wildfires in the Arctic Circle, typhoons and catastrophic flooding in regions including Australia, Southeast Asia, Pakistan and Syria. Climate change is no longer an abstract future – it is a present and immediate danger to lives and livelihoods.

Yet there is hope: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reiterated in the 6th Synthesis report and at COP 28 that improvements to existing buildings and existing urban communities as one of the most effective tactics for rapid emissions reductions to slow the escalation of climate change.

This ebook explains what can be done and highlights the benefits property leaders are gaining from unleashing the power of existing buildings.