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2.1 CIVIL ENGINEERING, Architecture engineering, Construction engineering

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Gorse, C., Booth, C. and Scott, L. (2023), "Guest editorial: Building performance and sustainable infrastructure: unsustainable return to practice", International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. 41 No. 1, pp. 1-10.


The abrupt decline in global carbon emissions experienced during the pandemic was not sustainable. Overwhelmingly, this is evidenced by the advanced economies’ swift return to close to pre-pandemic levels and, of greater concern, the total global use of fossil fuels has rebounded to their highest level in history (IEA, 2021; Jackson et al., 2022). Unfortunately, post-pandemic, the anthropic life threating activities have resumed.



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