Week of Events
Towards adaptation of the Building sector in the Mediterranean Region
11:00 - 12:30 (EET)
10:30 - 11:30 (EET)
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"
11:30 - 12:30 (EET) Modern humans are an urban species and our future hinges on how we transform these urban environments to align with climate-positive action. Cities of the futureContinue reading "The neverending story: A quest for the sustainable cities of tomorrow"
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"
Accelerating decarbonisation on the ground: Injecting the true cost and opportunity of decarbonisation into the heart of every property investment decision
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 email@example.com. The Buildings-GSRContinue reading "2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction"
13:30 - 16:30 (EET) Last year at the COP26, over $130 trillion of capital was committed to transforming the economy for net zero through the Glasgow Financial Alliance for NetContinue reading "Financing a net zero built environment"
From energy security to heating our homes – scaling up green buildings to boost resilience against the energy crisis
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"
Climate adaptation, building summer comfort : feed-back from voluntary and mandatory schemes implementation and perspectives in a RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 context
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"
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"
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"
Achieving measurable climate benefits through innovative infrastructure investments in North America
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 goals of greenhouse gas mitigation, climate resilience, and equity for a net-zero future. Speakers: Sofía Hernández Morales- Dir. Enviro Policy, Jalisco, Mexico; George Heyman- Minister ofContinue reading "Achieving measurable climate benefits through innovative infrastructure investments in North America"
12:00 - 13:00 (EET) Gensler's global director of ESG consulting, Juliette Morgan, will provide a TED Talk style presentation on the immediate actions the real estate sector can take to become net zero. Juliette will speak to what is needed with the sector's value chain and how its ecosystem of players can help fast trackContinue reading "Gensler TED Talk"
12:25 - 13:05 (EET) Our cities already face extreme heat, food shortages, severe risk of flooding and rising inequality. Further climate breakdown will affect cities significantly. Despite this, cities are also the testbeds and trailblazers of climate innovation, developing and deploying innovative climate policies, projects and programmes across the built environment, transport and buildings sectorsContinue reading "From Global to Local: “Climate change will be won and lost in cities”"
13:30 - 16:15 (EET) In the past 20 years, natural disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives, and caused $2 trillion USD in economic losses (World Bank, UN). By 2050, over 970 cities could be subjected to extreme heat, with over 570 cities impacted by sea level rise, to name just twoContinue reading "Climate resilience in the built environment: adapting to a changing climate"
15:00 - 15:45 (EET)
15:00 - 16:30 (EET) As countries deal with climate change and with cities expanding, millions more people will need adequate housing. This session will showcase how building codes, empowered participation,Continue reading "Future-proofing the built environment: Unlocking finance for inclusive & resilient housing"
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"
16:30 - 18:00 (EET)
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"
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"
17:00 - 18:00 (EET) Despite the global economic outlook becoming increasingly downbeat, delaying or sidelining initiatives to decarbonise real estate could be a costly long-term mistake. In the developed world, aroundContinue reading "Retrofitting & Resilience: Tackling Real Estate’s Biggest Challenges"
18:30 - 19:30 (EET) Biotech & Pharma are among the world’s largest carbon-emitting industries and must be a part of the global climate solution. The industries' climate commitments are notContinue reading "The Surprising Carbon Impact of Science: Progress on the Global Race to Zero"
Coming on the eve of the COP Decarbonisation Day, where cement and concrete will feature prominently on the programme, this will be an opportunity to come together to reflect onContinue reading "Global Cement and Concrete Association Evening Reception"
08:00 - 09:30 (EET)
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) By 2050, Africa's fast-growing population will make up a quarter of the global population. In our changing climate, buildings, which account for 39% of carbon emissions,Continue reading "Building capacity and hope: Shaping a future-ready built environment for emerging economies"
09:00 - 10:00 (EET) Managing and reducing disaster and climate risk is essential to the resilience of infrastructure systems and the essential services they provide. Accessible and comparable probabilistic multi-hazard,Continue reading "From Risk to Resilience: The path towards achieving disaster and climate resilient infrastructure"
09:00 - 10:30 (EET) The session expected outcomes with meetMED II project which is an EU funded project in cooperation between RCREEE and MEDNER, it will be highlighting and identifyContinue reading "District Cooling in the South Med countries"
10:00 - 12:00
THEMATIC SESSION: Building our Future – The potential of the buildings sector and building materials for a climate neutral world
10:30 - 12:00 (EET) The event will present first results of research projects focusing on buildings and building materials. Specific studies and topics to be touched upon are: 1) theContinue reading "THEMATIC SESSION: Building our Future – The potential of the buildings sector and building materials for a climate neutral world"
11:15 - 12:15 (EET) WorldGBC calls on the building and construction sector to recognise how offsetting residual emissions is critical to achieving sector decarbonisation goals. 'Advancing Net Zero Whole LifeContinue reading "The adoption of Advancing Net Zero"
11:15 - 12:45 (EET)
Realizing Infrastructure’s Resilience Dividend: Essential insights for piloting, financing and delivering impact at scale
12:30 - 13:30 (EET) Few organizations or parts of the world have fully realized infrastructure’s “resilience dividend” through new regulations, capacity-building, and effective pricing of climate risk. This session willContinue reading "Realizing Infrastructure’s Resilience Dividend: Essential insights for piloting, financing and delivering impact at scale"
12:30 - 14:00 (EET) The mention of buildings sector actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) increased from 90 countries in 2015 to 148 by August 2022. However, there are aContinue reading "Buildings sector actions – the unprecedented opportunity for climate change commitments"
13:00 - 14:00 (EET) Given that more than 60% of carbon emissions within our cities typically comes from buildings, a growing number of city governments recognize that it’s time for action. Yet there is a significant gap between the policies enacted in municipalities, the impact of the real estate industry and the climate science thatContinue reading "Cities, Real Estate and Decarbonisation"
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"
14:00 - 14:00 (EET)
14:00 - 14:40 (EET)
14:30 - 15:00 (EET) Presentation of the UN Global Building Alliance status report 2022 By Jonathan Duwyn, Programme Officer, Buildings and Construction, UNEP Moderator: Kurt Emil Eriksen, VELUX
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"
15:00 - 16:00 (EET)
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"
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"
Climate change and the commitment to ‘leaving no one behind’ in cities – the role of built environment solutions to secure resilience and inclusion
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"
11:00 - 12:30 (EET)
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"
From Hawaii to the Heartland: Advancing Equitable, Ambitious Solutions to Climate Change in US Cities & Counties
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"
18:30 - 20:00 (EET) Technology solutions as clean energy, energy efficiency, clean building materials and CDR, adapted to different localities, will be needed to facilitate the needed transitions to achieveContinue reading "Deploying a Broad Portfolio of Technology Solutions to Advance Energy Transition & Decarbonization"
13:30 - 14:30 (EET) Aluminium has been at the forefront of many industrial and engineering innovations of the 20th century and continues to power a sustainable future. Sustainably meeting growingContinue reading "Roadmap for a Hard-to-Abate Sector: The Case for Aluminium"