Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – live in cities today. By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. ICCA is committed to making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The products, technologies and human capital supplied by the chemical industry play a vital part in helping make life healthier, safer and more resource-efficient while enhancing food supply, sanitation and housing for people around the world.

Chemical products enable the energy-efficient technologies and materials needed for sustainable construction and urban mobility.

ICCA’s Building Technology Roadmap outlines how governments and industry can work together to accelerate use of chemical products and innovations within our communities to improve sustainability around the globe. Combining ambitious building efficiency improvements with lower-carbon fuels could lead to a 41 percent reduction in energy use and a 70 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2050.