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One Planet. One Chance.

Through the years, the annual GBCSA Green Building Convention has lead discussions in South Africa around promoting sustainable changes in the built environment.

Looking back over the past 14 years since GBCSA’s inception in 2007, the changes in the green building sector have been incremental, and also exponential. From Dare to Lead; the Race to Zero; Beyond – Shaping Cities of Tomorrow and, most recently, Near Possible – Mapping the Path to a Sustainable Future, the past Convention themes represented milestones on the GBCSA’s sustainable journey. One thing they all held in common was a ‘bigger picture’ perspective, and a call for collective action to achieve a built environment in which both people and planet can thrive.

Now it’s time to go deeper. And to get personal. It’s time for us to be the ONE that takes action.

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic caused the world to stop. In that pause, we recognised the role that each individual plays. We recognised that we need one another, but that we also need radical action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Now, in 2021, as global and local discourse around climate change and its impact on the built environment (and vice versa) is gaining momentum, we need to keep in step.

Keeping in sync. This is what 202ONE is all about.

 ONE is a call to action, to stand up and take responsibility as an individual. To unite as ONE in our mission to effect meaningful change and to save the world for future generations.

 Our annual green building conventions provide a wealth of exposure to leading local and international thoughts and ideas. Information and knowledge sharing is one of the best ways to progress your sustainability journey – whether it is well-established or only just beginning.

The 2021 convention offers a hybrid of attendance options for both speakers and delegates, which provide attendees with the opportunity to either attend Convention in-person in Cape Town or virtually.

GBCSA is spreading the message wider and opening up the doors to diverse opportunities. All this, whilst reducing the typical carbon footprint of such a large-scale international convention.

It only takes ONE. We look forward to welcoming you on board for the 14th Green Building Convention.

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Official GBCSA statement with regards to COVID-19

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