Week of Events
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)"
09:00 - 10:30 (EET)
09:15 - 10:00 (EET) Transitioning to net-zero by 2030 requires that every financial, policy and business decision takes climate change into account. Only if enough capital is mobilised can weContinue reading "Closing the Finance Gap Together"
10:30 - 11:30 (EET) Global urbanisation trends are increasingly driving cities to become hubs for climate innovations. City governments are strong allies in the fight against climate change and leadContinue reading "Re-Thinking Infrastructure – Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment"
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"
Promoting voluntary GHG reduction in building sector by using national building energy database (NBED)
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"
13:45 - 14:00 (EET)
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"
15:00 - 16:00 (EET)
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 addressing embodied carbon emissions are easier than ever before. Learn more about how strategies, techniques, and technologies can bring sustainability to the forefront of a designContinue reading "The Power of Partnerships to Decarbonize Industries"
16:45 - 18:15 (EET) Globally, heating and cooling contribute almost 40% of emissions from energy-related sources. Delivering clean heating and cooling in buildings and food chains can align climate policy with development goals. We will dive into these frontier challenges, exploring policy, technology and models needed
17:00 - 18:00 (EET) Buildings both significantly contribute to GHG emissions and face growing risks from global warming. These issues are seen most sharply at the subnational level, with impacts of increasing extreme weather, heat, and disasters on lives, property, and economy demanding attention. Policy and government action are key to accelerating implementation of solutionsContinue reading "Scaling Decarbonization and Adaptation: How Policy Engages Markets in Transforming Buildings"
18:30 - 19:30 (EET) Join our speakers to learn more about how the African construction sector is a proactive actor of sustainable transition. The session will discuss how all stakeholders are aligning their international strategies towards a sustainable manufacturing of construction materials. Companies across the African continent will join to share views on their challengesContinue reading "Paths for A Sustainable Built Environment in Africa"
Clean Heat Forum Roundtable – Collectively Raising Ambition of Clean Heating Policy Solutions & Technology Deployment
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"
09:30 - 11:00 (EET)
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"
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"
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"
Positive Energy Buildings & Districts as a Cornerstone of Local Climate Action Pathways to a Net-Zero Future
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"
Beating the Heat: Accelerating Access to Sustainable Climate Solutions in Cities: Implementation Lab
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"
Nature-based solutions for building performance: feed-back from voluntary and mandatory schemes implementation and perspectives for nature positive 2030
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"
Tackling Climate Change: remedial measures for SMEs, sustainable infrastructure, and land governance
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"
13:30 - 14:30 (EET)
13:30 - 16:30 (EET) The building and construction sector is responsible for approx. 40% of the global energy related carbon emissions. To achieve a net zero built environment no laterContinue reading "2030 is Today – how we can act NOW to halve built environment emissions by 2030"
Accelerating Finance for Green Buildings: Successful Examples and New Ideas for Public and Private Sector Engagement
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) Businesses are integrating climate action across sectors, suppliers and within communities. Central to achieving net-zero goals is creating partnerships to deploy technology solutions, facilitate innovation, increaseContinue reading "Integrating Across Sectors: Business Leaders in Energy, Buildings & Circular Economy"
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"
17:00 - 18:00 (EET) Making a strong case for Nature-based Solutions (NbS) requires a consideration of their whole lifecycle, from concept planning to design and implementation, all the way through to operations and maintenance. This session will showcase real world examples of planning, delivery and management of NbS, with a focus on building the businessContinue reading "From Gray to Green: Integrating nature-based solutions in the infrastructure lifecycle"
18:30 - 19:30 (EET) Success in decreasing green house gases emissions will require a real turn to less carbon-intensive or sufficient / frugal lifestyles. A turn that requires a real societal transition to different behaviors and imaginaries around energy consumption. For the building sector, this means acting on demand and targeting buildings designers and owners,Continue reading "What role for social change in the built environment? Towards sufficiency and frugality"
The event will showcase the application of Life-Cycle Assessment and product declaration in the built environment to achieve mitigation targets in Egypt, Africa & MENA region. Panelists will discuss strategies, opportunities & challenges and ways forward for implementing LCA in the region’s markets.
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"
09:00 - 11:30 (EET) Ministerial level event to announce a Buildings Breakthrough target linked with the Breakthrough Agenda, as a rallying point for country ambition and vision. The Buildings breakthrough is co-led by the Ministry for Ecoligcal Transition France, and the Ministry for National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy, Kingdom of Morocco,Continue reading "The Buildings Breakthrough as a rallying point"
Human Settlements Climate Action Event: Action towards a zero-emission, circular, & resilient built environment and cities for everyone, everywhere
10:00 -12:00 (EET) The event will focus on solutions for people. Cities are warming 2x faster than the global average– and the buildings and construction sector contributes ~40% of global greenhouse gas emissions; at a local level it is peoples homes, peoples schools, peoples hospitals and cultural centres that need decarbonizing– the transition must putContinue reading "Human Settlements Climate Action Event: Action towards a zero-emission, circular, & resilient built environment and cities for everyone, everywhere"
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 resilience interventions, with a focus on city-scale interventions that can act as trailblazers for resilience and climate adaptation building measures on other scales. This technical andContinue 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, restore nature and remove greenhouse gases through products, tools, design and construction. This event brings together leaders from industry and academia to explore technologies thatContinue 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 in 2022 to highlight the importance of financing net zero carbon buildings at the city level. This event will convene city stakeholders to discuss city-level policiesContinue reading "Net zero carbon buildings in cities: getting the policy right"
12:30 - 14:00 (EET) Built Environment 2030 Implementation Lab will bring together actors across the value chain to showcase existing, action-based projects, case studies, and solutions. This will highlight the need to act now and to enhance collaboration, mitigation/adaptation, and mobilisation of finance. Actors demonstrate existing, acted-upon solutions being played out in the sector, andContinue reading "Achieving the Built Environment 2030 Breakthrough: Implementation Lab"
Amplifying Voices from Urban Informal Settlements: Governance and finance models that advance climate justice and urban resilience
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, and implementers of climate solutions. Evidence shows that these communities have the skills, capacities and systems to drive and deliver locally-led adaptation and channel climate financeContinue reading "Amplifying Voices from Urban Informal Settlements: Governance and finance models that advance climate justice and urban resilience"
The Next Frontier in Green Building Design – How to scale up net zero buildings (sooner rather than later)
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 reported by the WBGC that the building and construction sector is responsible for 30 percent of global energy consumption and the associated emissions, so without aContinue 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 communities and buildings accessible, affordable and promote knowledge transfer attainable. Egypt represented by Ministry of Planning, and Economic Development has completed the guidelines with partnership withContinue 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 - 15:30 (EET) By uniting forces and exchanging knowledge, capabilities and capacities we can survive and flourish - and develop the breakthroughs needed to reach our 2030 targets andContinue reading "Uniting together to harness the greatest resource known to humanity: the sun!"
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"
15:00 - 16:00 (EET)
15:00 - 16:00 (EET) The Global Building Resilience Guidelines will be released in October 2022. It is a free guideline available online, applicable to all global jurisdictions, and fully alignedContinue reading "Addressing Extreme Weather Events in Building Codes: Global Building Resilience Guidelines"
16:30 - 17:30 (EET) We will focus on embodied carbon emissions and the panel will consist of organizations leading on data quality and standards, policy, accounting and actual reduction ofContinue reading "Leveraging Procurement to Drive Industrial Decarbonization in the Building Sector"
17:30 - 18:30 (EET) This session will gather governments from around the world, development institutions (MDBs, DFIs), foundations, and the private sector (banks, investors and corporations) to discuss what barriersContinue reading "The Last Mile Challenge to A&R: Transaction Readiness for Building Resilience"
18:00 - 19:00 (EET) Closing session to summarise the highlights of the earlier 3 thematic sessions on finance, resilience and decarbonisation, the representation of the built environment as a critical sector to achieve the needed transition to a resilient and zero emissions future, and the examples of action and implementation demonstrated throughout COP. The sessionContinue reading "Building a resilient and zero emissions future"