European cities launch ambitious effort to reduce embodied carbon with grant from Laudes Foundation

On January 12th 2020 the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) announced an ambitious new effort to reduce embodied carbon and increase the uptake of bio-based materials in Europe’s built environment. CNCA’s launch illustrates the cutting edge of decarbonization efforts across Europe’s leading green cities.

CNCA’s initiative – funded by a two million euro grant from the Laudes Foundation – will foster the rapid and widespread adoption of low-carbon building materials and policies across city and national governments in Europe. Laudes Foundation was launched in 2020 and is also part of the COFRA Group. At Redevco and with the Redevco Foundation we work closely with the foundation on achieving net zero carbon in the built environment.

“For climate goals to be met, local, national and European policymakers need to adopt policies that reduce embodied carbon in construction to incentivise the adoption of low-carbon building materials like wood,”  said Leslie Johnston, CEO, Laudes Foundation. “Laudes Foundation is thrilled to play a critical role in catalysing this important agenda through its partnership with the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance’s coalition of public-sector representatives from key European cities.”

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