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Blog: Materials passports: bringing the circular economy into the buildings sector

21 June 2018 – Annabelle Roblin, Project Co-ordinator for the Prince of Wale’s Corporate Leaders Group explains why EU policy makers should do more to deploy material passporting in order to bring the circular economy into the buildings sector

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Materials ‘passporting’: Rethinking building construction and renovation for a circular economy

June 2018 – The building sector is one of the most resource-intensive sectors in Europe, accounting for approximately half of all extracted materials and half of total energy consumption. This briefing note for policymakers and businesses makes the case for how building materials can be better monitored and managed for greater sustainability, especially through the wider use of materials ‘passporting’ in buildings to facilitate this.

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Blog: How do we make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal?

12 June 2018 – As the EU Talanoa Dialogue and the Petersburg Dialogue kicks off a busy month for EU climate action, Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, explains why now is the time for the EU to show its colours on legislation currently under consideration and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal.

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Blog: Buildings renovation: low hanging fruit for emissions savings

19 April 2018 – Eliot Whittington, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, reflects on the need for the EU to take action on buildings if it is to retain its leadership position in tackling climate change.

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Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies

17 April 2018 – There are enormous opportunities to make Europe’s buildings more energy efficient, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in line with international commitments, but current policy is not ambitious enough, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Leading businesses interviewed for the report say member states must legislate to ensure renovation happens.

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Renovation Roadmap: Making Europe’s homes fit for the 21st Century

April 2018 – This report draws on insights and experience from 12 businesses who are members of the CLG and its close network and are involved in energy-efficiency renovation of buildings. It highlights the importance of renovating EU homes at scale in order to deliver on the Paris Agreement and take advantage of the associated economic opportunities, and identifies the current barriers to a higher renovation rate as well as promising schemes and experimentations across the EU. It puts forward recommendations for EU Member States and local governments to address these barriers and make the most of this opportunity.

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