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Positive Energy Buildings & Districts as a Cornerstone of Local Climate Action Pathways to a Net-Zero Future
November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EET
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 in cities of the Global South and North. Whilst technological solutions for the new development and future-proofing of existing neighbourhoods exist, key socio-economic, planning and investment challenges must be addressed to bring PEB&Ds to reality. Following a short presentation of inspiring building- and district-level examples from across the world, high-level representatives from the Global South and North will reflect on how barriers to the mainstreaming of the PEB&Ds concept can be overcome. The panel will discuss technical innovation, regulatory and financial solutions and identified success factors that will help to accelerate strategic key elements of PEDs, such a transnational joint PED framework definition, multi-level and cross-sector cooperation, holistic policies to foster resilience and equity and well-being at the community-level.