Industry leaders set out roadmap to decarbonisation

By Catrin Jones22 March 2023

Nearly 100 construction industry leaders from Europe, North America and Asia are reported to have contributed to developing an industry roadmap to decarbonise the construction value chain in a new report conducted by Shell and Deloitte, called ‘Decarbonising Construction: Building a low carbon future’.

The report presents a roadmap to decarbonisation which contains 15 solutions (Photo: Cover of the Shell and Deloitte roadmap)

The report provides a value-chain assessment of the construction sector’s emissions and investigates the magnitude of emissions from ‘embodied carbon’.  Additionally, the report provides a detailed analysis of the economic, regulatory and organisational barriers affecting the sector’s ability to decarbonise.

To encourage progress across the industry, the report presents a roadmap to decarbonisation which contains 15 solutions that the industry needs to adopt to reach net zero. These solutions have been developed jointly with industry leaders and highlight the importance of scaling existing solutions and collaboration from stakeholders across the value chain to develop new solutions. 

Raman Ojha, Vice President of Shell Construction and Road, said, “The sector needs to start by accelerating the use of solutions that are available today while creating the conditions required to incentivise action and kickstart the adoption of new technologies. Everyone across the value chain has an important role to play – Shell is ready to work together with its partners across the sector to develop low-carbon construction solutions and encourage more decarbonisation initiatives.”

Download the report here.

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