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How to succeed with zero-emission construction sites

Learnings from Norway

The construction industry accounts for approximately 23% of global CO2 emissions, highlighting the pressing need to decarbonize the sector. This has led to many nations and cities exploring the transition to zero-emission construction, where Norway has emerged as an early adopter primarily through the increased application of electric zero-emission construction machinery.

Embracing early adoption means taking risks by experimenting with new, evolving, and costly technologies—sometimes succeeding, sometimes learning from failures. By capitalizing on the experiences and insights from the Norwegian market, this report is designed to support other countries as they navigate the landscape of zero-emission technologies and practices, both considering challenges, recommendations to overcome these, and opportunities arising from the transition to zero-emission construction. Together, we are dedicated to fostering responsible and sustainable growth in the construction sector.