Policy Resource:

City Policy Framework For Dramatically Reducing Embodied Carbon

Developed through a partnership between the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, the developers of One Click LCA, and Architecture 2030, this report provides 52 policy solutions for cities looking to reduce the embodied carbon emissions resulting from the construction of buildings and infrastructure. 

This comprehensive framework builds on research from existing policies across the world to aid policymakers in identifying policy levers and prioritizing action using the report’s evaluation of impact potential, cost efficiency, ease of implementation, and enforceability.

Policy opportunities are organized into the following categories: 

  • Zoning and land use;
  • Building regulations and ordinances;
  • Public procurement;
  • Waste and circularity; and
  • Financial, covering policies related to taxes, fees, and incentives.
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