This week in Barcelona, Spain, the familiar phrase “think local, act global” will be the main topic of discussion as the World SB4 Conference kicks off. Today’s building sector is designing structures for local communities but with the sector now contributing to significant greenhouse gas emissions, planning needs to be done in a manner that takes environmental impacts into account. It is the goal of this conference to bring together experts in various fields to educate them on global best building practices to promote sustainable development. Event partners include UNEP's Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative, iiSBE, FIDIC and cib. For more event details, click here.