Report | Creating Resilience
Asia Pacific Sustainable City Ranking
Measuring current and future environmental resilience and its impact on commercial real estate
December 1, 2022
At a time when many mature economies are reaching peak carbon, emissions in Asia Pacific remain on an upward trajectory as the region continues along a path of rapid urbanisation and economic growth.
Asia Pacific accounted for 53% of global carbon emissions in 2021, and has been responsible for more than 80% of global growth in carbon emissions over the past decade.
To improve transparency around the role that cites and the built environment play in carbon emission reduction, CBRE has developed the Asia Pacific Sustainable City Ranking, which measures current and future environmental resilience and its impact on commercial real estate across 28 cities in the region.
Cities are evaluated according to a range of environmental factors including greenhouse gas emission reduction, physical climate risk, water stress, air pollution, renewable energy use, green bond issuance, and green office building adoption.