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Decoupling in the Construction and Building Sector becomes a trending subject in India
Together with a team of researchers from Development Alternatives India Sriraj Gokarakonda, Shritu Shresthu and Kilian Topp, all also members of the bigEE-team, analysed potential for Decoupling in the Construction and Building sector also comparing with European experiences. The project is supported by the GIZ as part of the Strategic Environmental Dialogue with India.
On the 25th of May 2016, a first workshop presenting the initial results and progress of the research has been organised in New Dehli, India. The workshop was successful to gather an extended group of experts and professionals from various disciplines, that had the chance to get informed about decoupling approaches and also share their view and relevant recommendations for the progress of DECIBS. One of the main resolutions of this meeting was that the subject of energy efficiency in the construction and building sector is one of uttermost importance in India and needs to be addressed collaboratively and with competence.
DECIBS’ intention is to condense the analysis of status quo and scenarios into informative policy briefs for Indian policy- and decision-makers comprising drivers and barriers and offering recommendations for effectively addressing the energy and resource consumption issue. This project also aims to withdraw from the German and European construction and building sector good and effective unravelments for decoupling intensive energy and resource consumption from growth, which has become an imperative concern for sustainable development in such rapidly moving countries as India.