Role of the construction and building sector in climate change - what should we do?

Buday-Malik, Adrienn and Tóthné Szita, Klára and Velősy, András and Zajáros, Anett and Terjék, Anita: Role of the construction and building sector in climate change - what should we do? Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems, (24). pp. 331-335. (2018)

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Abstract

Climate change is one of the most worrying environmental issues nowadays and efforts should be made to mitigate it all over the world. Among the causes of this phenomenon there is an increasing degree of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. While the world's CO2 emissions have grown almost linearly, CO2 emissions have dropped in Hungary: from 58,019 in 2005 to 42,086 kt in 2014. (Source: WB, 2018), but it increased in the construction sector (IEA, 2017). Nearly 60% of the world's total carbon dioxide emissions are linked to the energy sector and 10% to buildings. Recently global cement production is the third largest source of carbon dioxide due to the use of fossil resources and change in land use, it is growing rapidly. According to statistical data, cement production is responsible for 8% of total CO2 emissions in the world. So the responsibility of building sector in climate change is great. In this paper we review the global situation of cement and insulating materials production, it’s impact on climate change, and also investigate the domestic environmental impact of construction and building sector. This article highlights the main challenges and tries to give some proposals what we should do towards future sustainable construction and building sector.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2018
Volume: 24
Page Range: pp. 331-335
ISBN: 978-963-306-623-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Építőipar, Éghajlatváltozás
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 335. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Jan. 08. 10:08
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 08. 10:08
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/56364

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