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Formalising the building sector in the renewal of international climate change treaty

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The global communities, in the course of strategising actions to combat global warming, have recognised the huge potential of the building sector to mitigate climate change through reducing the sector's greenhouse gases emission. International organisations have begun campaigning for the building sector to be fully recognised in the renewal of international climate change treaty that will replace the Kyoto Protocol, which is going to expire in 2012. This paper takes a proponent position to this movement and aims to highlight the aspiration for the building sector to be pro-active in the contribution to reverse climate change, and the opportunities presented to such movement.

Keywords: energy efficient buildings, international climate change treaty, greenhouse gases, GHG emissions, emission reduction, clean development mechanisms, green building policies, building industry

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