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Joana Cruz

Senior Policy Advisor for Eurocities


Joana Cruz is senior policy advisor for Eurocities

January 19, 2023

While Europe avoided energy collapse this winter due to warm weather, the Russian war in Ukraine rages on, resulting in raw material shortages and logistics breakdowns. One area hurting most: buildings.

Buildings are responsible for about 40% of the European Union’s total energy consumption, and account for 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions. As Europe lags behind on climate goals, pressure is mounting for urgent action in the construction sector.