Eickhout: Days of economy vs. ecology are over

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The buildings sector is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, buildings account for about 40% of the total amount of energy consumption in the EU.

The European Commission acknowledged this in its Energy Efficiency Directive stating that "the greatest energy savings potential lies in buildings". The chemicals sector has already significantly reduced its emissions, but there is still potential to reduce them further.