C40 Summit Video Blog Series: Roger Platt, Senior Vice President for Global Policy, U.S. Green Building Council – “buildings are a critical part of what C40 mayors are doing to make a difference”

*Editor’s note: In partnership with the City of Johannesburg we conducted a series of video interviews with mayors, leading sustainability officials and partner thought leaders during the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 4-6, 2014. Take a look at our growing catalogue of video blogs to date…and stay tuned for more over the coming weeks.

“The C40 cities are the cities that are most committed both to identifying their current carbon footprint, and then really trying to do something about it,” said Roger Platt, Senior Vice President for Global Policy, U.S. Green Building Council and Board Member, World Green Building Council, during his interview at the C40 Mayors Summit.

According to Platt, the findings from C40’s Climate Action in Megacities Volume 2.0 were one of the main highlights of the Summit, especially the fact that the buildings sector represented roughly 20 percent of the 8,000 actions cities reported.   

“This is a group that seems uniquely committed to the role that the built environment can play as part of the solution to reducing carbon — by building very efficiently to begin with, but then also retrofitting buildings to be more energy efficient.”

See his full interview below: