Buildings as a global carbon sink

  title={Buildings as a global carbon sink},
  author={G. Churkina and Alan Organschi and C. Reyer and Andrew Ruff and K. Vinke and Zhuo Liu and B. Reck and T. Graedel and H. Schellnhuber},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
The anticipated growth and urbanization of the global population over the next several decades will create a vast demand for the construction of new housing, commercial buildings and accompanying infrastructure. The production of cement, steel and other building materials associated with this wave of construction will become a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Might it be possible to transform this potential threat to the global climate system into a powerful means to mitigate climate… Expand

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