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Carbon Leadership Forum Resource Library

Welcome to the Carbon Leadership Resource Library – your number one source for information on decarbonizing the built environment, with a keen focus on embodied carbon. By crowdsourcing and disseminating this information, we aim to accelerate learning and increase knowledge, thereby empowering our members with the information needed to advance new ideas and approaches that result in a transformed, decarbonized building industry.

Getting Started

The Carbon Leadership Forum is continually updating our Resource Library, so we recommend bookmarking this page and visiting this page regularly.

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Resource Library Favorites

Materials matter: Bill Gates explains the importance of embodied carbon

This is a great short video on the importance of reducing the emissions from the manufacturing sector that highlights the need for the building sector to take action. Send the link to your network. It’s a quick and easy introduction to a topic that can seem opaque.

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What is Embodied Carbon in Buildings?

This video explains upfront embodied carbon emissions from buildings, and shows how material selection can make the difference between a building with a huge carbon footprint, or a building that is actually a net carbon sink.

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Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront

The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report “Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront: Coordinated action for the building and construction sector to tackle embodied carbon” outlines the radical cross-sector coordination needed to revolutionize the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.

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