The Biggest Building Boom in History  

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Alex Steffen has a post at Medium on the need for a infrastructure boom (particularly constructing green buildings) - The Biggest Building Boom in History.

The Guardian reported last week on a new study saying that over the next 15 years, to meet our climate goals, we’ll need to shift $90 trillion worth of new infrastructure spending to low- or zero-carbon models. As the study’s authors say:

“Investing in sustainable infrastructure is key to tackling the three central challenges facing the global community: reigniting growth, delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, and reducing climate risk in line with the Paris Agreement. Transformative change is needed now in how we build our cities, produce and use energy, transport people and goods, and manage our landscapes. And the challenge is urgent.”

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