Observational evidence from different aspects, such as temperature, sea level, etc., has brought climate change to the attention. The impacts caused by it will vary regionally but will increase over time as global temperatures increase. Many adaptation and mitigation options can help address climate change. While buildings hold important key to effectively addressing climate change by applying mitigation technologies and policies because buildings accounts for large part of global final energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. This paper focuses on climate change mitigation in building sector so as to find out proper methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance resilience to climate change. It summarizes the mitigation technologies in building sector, its opportunities and challenges, and sectoral polices. Then it analyzes the roles of stakeholders in building sector. Finally, the mitigation in Norway, which is with high vulnerabilities, is stated as a case study to present a country’s responses to climate change in building sector. It has been proved that applying appropriate mitigation technologies and policies, and integrating different stakeholders together properly with recognizing their roles can effectively make a great effort to global climate change mitigation. Only when climate change is regard as important and mitigation technologies and policies are applied properly especially in building sector, can we achieve the sustainable development.
Climate Change Mitigation Technologies and Policies in Building Sector, International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications.
Vol. 4, No. 3,
2018, pp. 38-46.
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