Towards adaptation of the Building sector in the Mediterranean Region
11:00 - 12:30 (EET)
11:00 - 12:30 (EET)
17:00 - 18:15 (EET) The event will include an introduction to the current Egyptian healthcare system, Universal health insurance, Egypt Healthcare Authority (EHA), and the role it plays in theContinue reading "Towards green transformation – Sharm El Sheikh International Hospital"
15:15 - 16:25 (EET) Cities are at the forefront to address the climate crisis and inaction is not an option. Even as we do so, we need to ensure ourContinue reading "Enhancing Cities’ Liveability and Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change"
16:45 - 17:45 (EET) Cities are key actors to drive actions and collaborations. With anticipated growth in urbanisation, the role of cities to address the existential challenge of climate changeContinue reading "City Focus: Climate Resilience Lessons from Cities Worldwide"
18:00 - 19:00 (EET) A 1.5°C future require urgent, scalable action by numerous global stakeholders including those based in cities and settlements. In Asia, where urbanisation rates will significantly increaseContinue reading "Developing Climate Resilient Cities in Asia: The How’s, Why’s and So What’s"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) The aim of the event is to make policy makers and the industry aware of a new, sustainable, low-carbon type of cement developed by Swiss, CubanContinue reading "Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) – a revolutionary low CO2 building material"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) Buildings is responsible for 36% of the global CO2 emissions and need to be reduced by 50% before 2030 if we want to meet the ParisContinue reading "Decarbonisation of the building stock by carbon requirement to buildings"
16:00 - 17:30 (EET) The focus of this event is to discuss solutions for the built environment, especially the buildings sector, to allow for resilience but also mitigation of climateContinue reading "Future-proofing the built environment"
18:00 - 19:00 (EET) There is an emerging gap between total energy efficiency spending and the rapidly growing total investment in building construction and renovations. This implies a slow-down inContinue reading "Renewable Energy Solutions for the Built Environment"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is replicating its success in decarbonizing the building sector with EDGE green building certification for climate adaptation withContinue reading "Unlocking investments for resilient buildings using IFC’s Building Resilience Index"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) Business leaders are in the vanguard when it comes to the fight against global climate change. With the United States’ recent action on climate policy andContinue reading "Accelerating the Global Low-Carbon Transition"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) This panel will explore how technologies such as carbon capture and local circular economy, energy storage, fuel cells, renewable natural gas and more can help decarbonizeContinue reading "Unusual Suspects: Innovative Technology Opportunities for City Decarbonization"
12:00 - 13:00 (EET) 70% of all existing building stock was estimated to be inefficient by the European Commission in 2021, yet the retrofit rate to change that is currentlyContinue reading "Accelerating decarbonisation on the ground: Injecting the true cost and opportunity of decarbonisation into the heart of every property investment decision"
14:00 - 15:00 (EET) The launch is a stand-alone, online press event, exclusively open to GlobalABC members and the press. For information on how to join, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Buildings-GSRContinue reading "2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction"
18:00 - 19:00 (EET) The energy crisis has sent shockwaves through the world. Rising energy prices are hitting consumers, and businesses and public actors are faced with sharply rising energyContinue reading "From energy security to heating our homes – scaling up green buildings to boost resilience against the energy crisis"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) Demonstrate global sustainable building trends from the perspective of the World Green Building Council and understand sustainability and building opportunities and challenges and state-of-the-art methods andContinue reading "Introduction – Green Building Movement – Solutions, Responses and Experiences"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) Buildings have to provide comfort under warmer outdoor weather conditions, primarily by up-to-date passive techniques and bioclimatic architecture and efficient active systems for the residual energyContinue reading "Climate adaptation, building summer comfort : feed-back from voluntary and mandatory schemes implementation and perspectives in a RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 context"
10:00 - 11:00 (EET) A high-level panel of experts will discuss key levers and innovation strategies for accelerating the decarbonization of the construction value chain. Speakers: Fernando A. González, CEMEXContinue reading "Working together to decarbonise the construction value chain"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) Climate change and the race to zero presents the greatest ever challenge to the designers, architects and engineers of urban systems: the buildings and infrastructure thatContinue reading "Decarbonisation of the built environment"
11:30 - 13:00 (EET) North American subnational leaders will describe recent infrastructure projects for water, transportation, and clean energy within their jurisdictions that measurably and transparently contribute to the goalsContinue reading "Achieving measurable climate benefits through innovative infrastructure investments in North America"
15:00 - 16:30 (EET) An equitable climate transition means that no one is left behind. Our solutions for the climate crisis must not exacerbate the affordable housing challenges we areContinue reading "Realizing equitable and resilient decarbonized communities"
16:45 - 18:15 Satisfying access to decent shelter, mobility, and social services is why society requires materials and energy. The event will discuss innovations for energy demand reduction, decarbonization ofContinue reading "High level services with low resource demand for low-carbon pathways and the SDGs"
16:45 - 18:15 (EET) As climate-related disasters have become more frequent and more severe, houses and people across the globe are more vulnerable than ever before, with 40% of theContinue reading "Building for a Billion: The Resilient Housing Implementation Lab"
13:00 - 14:30 (EET) In cooperation with UNEP, The goal of the event is to provide a call to action to local and national governments, real-estate developers, investors, and utilitiesContinue reading "District Cooling: A Low Carbon Solution to Cool Cities"
17:30 - 18:15 (EET) On the occasion of "decarbonisation day" The panel discussion is meant to demonstrate and to celebrate women leadership in the decarbonization of our built environment andContinue reading "Women Leading the Decarbonisation of our Built Environment"
16:30 - 17:30 (EET) Although Africa contributes only 4% of the world’s CO2 emissions, Africa is home to 1.3 billion people and this number is projected to grow - withContinue reading "The Africa We Want: Transitioning to a Net Zero Built Environment in Africa"
14:30 - 15:30 (EET) In many communities buildings represent a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions—globally representing approximately 40 percent of energy related emissions. Initiatives are underway to reduce theseContinue reading "Decarbonising Buildings: Data, Standards, Policies and Tools to Support a Life-Cycle Approach"
10:00 - 11:30 (EET) To achieve inclusion in cities, meanwhile tackling climate change, there is a need to acknowledge sustainability from a lato-sensu standpoint - considering its trade-offs and shortContinue reading "Climate change and the commitment to ‘leaving no one behind’ in cities – the role of built environment solutions to secure resilience and inclusion"
12:30 - 13:30 (EET) Net Zero and Net Zero Buildings are very simple terms that have become part of our common narrative and defining our climate goals. But do weContinue reading "Net Zero Buildings: what are the meanings?"
13:00 - 14:30 (EET) Egypt faces an exponential demand for new homes as per its economic and population expansions. Placing PEOPLE Wellbeing as the core business goal is the ultimateContinue reading "Enhancing Wellbeing – Designing for People and Planet"
13:15 - 14:30 (EET) The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Porgramme (UNEP) and UrbanShift, will facilitate a dynamic discussion with city leaders,Continue reading "How national and local governments can scale urban climate finance adaptation and resilience"
Cities are responsible for 75% of global CO2 emissions, with transportation and buildings among the largest contributors. In the United States, local governments are implementing a range of place-based, community-drivenContinue reading "From Hawaii to the Heartland: Advancing Equitable, Ambitious Solutions to Climate Change in US Cities & Counties"
15:30 - 16:30 (EET) This session will provide a solution to an often cited concern in the design and construction industry: a lack of capacity. The speakers will discuss theirContinue reading "The future of building: Supporting Passive House training uptake at higher education institutions"
17:00 - 17:45 (EET) Join IFC and World Bank for the launch of the APEX Green Cities Program, an innovative new approach that harnesses the insights from advanced green practices around theContinue reading "APEX – IFC’s Green Cities Launch"
18:30 - 20:00 (EET) High-Level Roundtable on Just Transitions: Business, Human Rights, and Climate Action An annual COP roundtable assessing emerging global practice on the social imperatives of transitions outContinue reading "High-Level Roundtable on Just Transitions: Business, Human Rights, and Climate Action"
08:45 - 10:15 (EET) Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC) and Shack Dwellers International (SDI) in partnership with the UN High Level Champions have held a series ofContinue reading "Launch of Roof Over Our Heads (ROOH)"
11:00 - 12:00 (EET) Approximately half of all extracted resources globally are used for the built environment, and 11% of global GHG emissions are attributed to the embodied carbon foundContinue reading "Creating a Circular Built Environment: the Why and How"
12:00 - 14:00 (EET) To introduce Korean national building energy database (NBED) and to explain carbon neutral policies in building sector including standardized baseline emission trading scheme, green remodeling, andContinue reading "Promoting voluntary GHG reduction in building sector by using national building energy database (NBED)"
12:30 - 13:30 (EET) Buildings as means of storing carbon and as materials banks for the future. Solutions for decarbonizing building sector already exist. This session focuses on aspects ofContinue reading "Carbon catchers: Buildings as resource banks"
14:00 - 15:00 (EET) While structural retrofits have clear benefits to improving the resilience of buildings, in particular in climate-vulnerable communities, how does it affect the global goal to reachContinue reading "Reducing Embodied Carbon through Retrofitting"
14:30 - 15:30 (EET) The event presents and discusses the results of multiple years of work to develop and update Paris-compatible sectoral benchmarks. Sectoral benchmarks break down the mitigation objectivesContinue reading "Paris-compatible sector benchmarks to help in defining national and corporate climate action"
15:30 - 16:30 (EET) The need to reduce carbon to combat climate change isn’t new. But firms are stepping up in new, bold ways to address it. Decarbonization and addressingContinue reading "The Power of Partnerships to Decarbonize Industries"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) Launched during COP26, the Clean Heat Forum is a program of UNEP’s Global Alliance for Building and Construction, co-led by the United Kingdom government and RMI,Continue reading "Clean Heat Forum Roundtable – Collectively Raising Ambition of Clean Heating Policy Solutions & Technology Deployment"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) This event focuses on enhancing heritage-based climate action by showcasing tools and examples of successful and effective vulnerability assessments in Africa. In addition, the panel discussionContinue reading "Vulnerability Assessment Lessons from the Culture and Heritage Worlds in Africa"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) There is an urgent need to faster the conception and renovation of buildings and infrastructures to limit energy consumption. A panel of experts will present theContinue reading "The role of construction in the energy transition"
11:30 - 13:00 (EET) Living in neighbourhoods designed to be regenerative and restorative, will help us optimise human health and sustain food security. Communities, architects, designers, ecologists, and urban plannersContinue reading "Communities as Living Organisms"
12:00 - 13:00 (EET) The roll-out of Positive Energy Buildings and Districts (PEB&Ds) will play a key role in helping local governments reach ambitious climate mitigation and resilience goals inContinue reading "Positive Energy Buildings & Districts as a Cornerstone of Local Climate Action Pathways to a Net-Zero Future"
13:30 - 16:30 (EET) This thematic session will explore opportunities for cities to accelerate access to sustainable climate solutions and will present best practices from around the world, with aContinue reading "Beating the Heat: Accelerating Access to Sustainable Climate Solutions in Cities: Implementation Lab"
15:00 - 16:30 Around the world people are adapting built and natural heritage in the face of climate change. This event brings together climate and heritage practitioners to highlight theContinue reading "Withstanding change: Cultural heritage amid climate uncertainty"
17:00 - 18:00 (EET) Despite only covering 3% of the earth’s surface, cities are responsible for up to 80% of the world’s energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions. WithContinue reading "Carbon neutral building energy systems for sustainable energy transition in cities"
18:30 - 19:30 (EET) This session will explore the essential role of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources and technologies coupled with building energy codes and above code programs inContinue reading "Aligning clean energy goals and building codes to support a decarbonised future"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) Buildings can benefit from nature-based-solutions (NBS) to deliver their services and can contribute to the achievement of a global goal to be nature-positive by 2030. BringingContinue reading "Nature-based solutions for building performance: feed-back from voluntary and mandatory schemes implementation and perspectives for nature positive 2030"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) Limiting warming to around 1.5C requires global greenhouse gas emissions to peak before 2025 at the latest and be reduced by 43% by 2030. Representing nearlyContinue reading "Mobilizing ambitions to loop decarbonization in the built environment"
11:00 - 11:45 (EET) The event would highlight the opportunities and challenges for the private sector, as large asset owners and corporations’ commit to net-zero and transform their real estateContinue reading "Plan Green: Catalyzing green transition of real estate portfolios"
12:00 - 13:00 (EET) The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is a megalopolis comprising nine mega cities and two administrative regions in Southern China. Following GlobalABC´s Roadmap framework on decarbonizingContinue reading "China’s Greater Bay Area: How to Decarbonize the Buildings and Construction Sector"
13:15 - 14:45 (EET) Identifying technologies for Adaptation & Mitigation, Finance for MSMEs and youth participation to achieve global Net Zero emissions and sustainable development in key sectors such asContinue reading "Tackling Climate Change: remedial measures for SMEs, sustainable infrastructure, and land governance"
The event aims to highlight successful proven tactics of engagements of the public and the private sectors in enhancing the green building market with global examples from emerging markets (Colombia)Continue reading "Accelerating Finance for Green Buildings: Successful Examples and New Ideas for Public and Private Sector Engagement"
16:45 - 18:15 (EET) Africa and the Global South will construct billions of square meters of buildings and infrastructure by 2030. Presenters will set out necessary design and construction guidelines,Continue reading "Planning, Design, and Development in the Global South: The “How to” for People & Planet"
16:45 - 18:15 (EET) Urban nature-based action such as rewilding brings health, climate and nature benefits incl. lessening overheating and decarbonization. Partnerships can unlock resources esp. in developing countries whileContinue reading "Bringing nature-based climate action into cities in challenging times"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) The Global Green Building movement catalyses the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere. It aims at transforming the building and construction sector across threeContinue reading "Introduction to green building rating systems and the adoption of a net-zero model"
10:30 - 12:00 (EET) This session will take a deep dive into the tools that governments, cities, development partners and agencies use to plan, measure and finance adaptation and resilienceContinue reading "Resilience indicators, tools and methods on urban-regional-national scales"
11:30 - 12:30 (EET) How can the public and private sector unlock the potential of latest innovations in the built environment? There is a global business opportunity to reduce emissions,Continue reading "Technologies for Climate Action in the Built Environment"
12:00 - 13:00 (EET) The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development, has kick-started a major effort inContinue reading "Net zero carbon buildings in cities: getting the policy right"
12:30 - 14:00 (EET) To realize a resilient, just future, effective climate interventions must include organized urban poor communities – particularly women and youth – as lead designers, planners, andContinue reading "Amplifying Voices from Urban Informal Settlements: Governance and finance models that advance climate justice and urban resilience"
13:00 - 13:45 (EET) Currently, less than 1 percent of buildings worldwide are net zero carbon, according to the World Green Building Council. But why does that matter? It’s reportedContinue reading "The Next Frontier in Green Building Design – How to scale up net zero buildings (sooner rather than later)"
13:00 - 13:45 (EET) Egypt has successfully commissioned one of the most unique documents. The Green Guidelines for Rural Community is intended to make green and sustainable solutions in communitiesContinue reading "Rural Development Project: The Case Study of the Green Certified Community in Aswan Fares Village"
13:30 - 14:30 (EET) Cities are the decisive parameter and at the frontline of climate change. Climate change and growing urbanization are intertwined megatrends and rising global temperatures have causedContinue reading "Building the future and resilient communities"
14:00 - 15:00 (EET) Present the country's leadership in the generation of specific actions, and from one of the main sectors of the economy, to achieve the country's climate goalsContinue reading "Roadmap for Net Zero Carbon Buildings in Colombia"
14:45 - 16:15 (EET) Construction and operations of buildings are a major source of greenhouse-gas emissions. Having resilient and resource efficient buildings depends on mobilizing businesses, both local and foreignContinue reading "Resilient and Resource Efficient Green Buildings: Public-Private Partnerships that Deliver"