The COP27 Built Environment Guide
The #BuildingToCOP Coalition is working together to elevate the built environment as a critical sector to achieve the needed transition to a resilient and zero emissions future at COP27.
We will be sharing examples of action and implementation already taking place through a series of events, across the blue zone, green zone and beyond, including:
✔ Ministerial events, launches, commitments
✔ Supporting the High Level Climate Champions and Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action events related to the built environment
✔ Buildings Pavilion
✔ Other events at COP
✔ Action initiatives
✔ Communications campaign
Through the dedicated Buildings Pavilion, we will also be sharing content about how the built environment can support the delivery of the COP27 presidency themes (Download the COP27 Climate Action Calendar here), as a solutions provider that can be integrated and enable action across other sectors.
#BuildingToCOP27 event highlights and announcements
- 10 November, 13:30 – 16:30 EET, Buildings Pavilion, Climate resilience in the built environment: adapting to a changing climate, organised by WorldGBC and Resilience Rising. Livestream link.
- 12 November, 12:30 – 13:30 EET, Buildings Pavilion, Net Zero Buildings: What does it mean?, organised by WBCSD, Livestream link.
- 14 November, 09:00 – 12:00 EET, Buildings Pavilion, #BuildingLife Roadmaps Session, co-organised by GlobalABC and WorldGBC. Livestream link.
- 14 November, 11:00 – 12:00 EET, Buildings Pavilion, Creating a circular built environment: the why and how, organised by WBCSD, WorldGBC and Arup. Livestream link.
- 16 November, 13:30 – 16:30 EET, Buildings Pavilion, BuildingToCOP: Action NOW to halving ALL built environment emissions by 2030 , organised by WBCSD and WorldGBC as part of the Building to COP Coalition. Livestream link.
- 17 November, time TBC, Marrakech Partnership Implementation Lab, Achieving the built environment 2030 breakthrough, co-organised by WorldGBC and the UN High Level Climate Champions. Livestream link TBC.
- 9 November, 15:00 – 17:45 EET, Buildings Pavilion, Financing a net zero built environment , organised by WBCSD and IIGCC. Livestream link.
- 10 November, 15:00 – 16:30 EET, UNFCCC side event, Future-proofing the built environment: Unlocking finance for inclusive & resilient housing, co-organised by World Green Building Council and Habitat for Humanity. Livestream link.
Resilience, Decarbonisation and Finance
- 17 November, 18:00 – 19:00 EET, Buildings Pavilion, BuildingToCOP: Building a resilient and zero emissions future, brought to you by the Building to COP Coalition. Livestream link.
- WorldGBC launches the Africa Manifesto for Sustainable Cities and the Built Environment, – setting out actions needed from policymakers and businesses across the continent to deliver the Africa We Want.
Most events will be streamed live on YouTube. Those who are a registered conference participant with the required UN accreditation (registered on the Online Registration System as part of a delegation) can also participate virtually via the COP27 Virtual Platform. We will provide links to events as they become available.
If there are any events that you would like added to the calendar, please send them to Kirsty Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to find us on-site
The main venue for COP is known as the Blue Zone. Access requires official accreditation with UNFCCC. Events are being coordinated across pavilions at various spaces within the blue zone, in order to discuss issues, present challenges, and highlight sector progress.
The Buildings Pavilion is located within the delegation zone — come and say hi and catch some of the fantastic content being prepared!
The green zone is a short walk from the blue zone, and does not require UN accreditation. You can register for the green zone here.
There are also several exciting fringe events happening alongside COP, including Climate Action’s Sustainable Innovation Forum in the Innovation Zone, and the World Climate Summit at the Park Regency, Sharm el-Sheikh.
Find out everything you need to know about COP27 on the official website.