Earlier this year, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency said improving building standards should be the world’s number one priority when it comes to tackling climate change.
This opportunity for introducing measures to improve buildings standards is particularly strong in developing countries, where the demand for construction is greater because populations are growing quickly and people are moving to cities.
In this podcast, we look at the case for investing in green buildings in emerging markets. We hear from Prashant Kapoor from the IFC, who led the development of a green building standard called edge. We also speak to Inge Huijbrechts from the hotel group Carlson Rezidor and CDC’s Joram Sengendo.