EC News: C40 Clean Construction Declaration and Pledge Signed by LA, CDMX, Oslo, and Budapest

Exciting news from C40. Los Angeles, Mexico City, Olso, and Budapest have become signatories to the Clean Construction Declaration, committing to substantive reductions in embodied carbon. More about Planned Actions by these cities here.

London, UK (24 November 2020) – Today, the mayors of Oslo, Los Angeles, CA Office, Mexico City and Budapest have pledged to halve emissions from all construction activities in their cities by 2030, in collaboration with leading companies and innovative business communities.

The Declaration sets bold, ambitious targets to develop the net-zero emission buildings and infrastructure of the future by:

  • Reducing embodied emissions by at least 50% for all new buildings and retrofits by 2030 (targeting 30% reduction by 2025 in LA)
  • Reducing embodied emissions by at least 50% of all infrastructure projects by 2030
  • Procuring and when possible using only zero emission construction machinery from 2025