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MIPIM's Road to Zero

MIPIM’s Road to Zero: The BuildingToCOP Coalition engages with the real estate industry on raising ambition of business, cities and government to achieve a net zero built environment.

In a clear sign of progress in the real estate industry and its efforts toward a net zero built environment, MIPIM, the world’s largest international real estate event, will include for the first time the Road to Zero area and stage. The 400m2 zone will combine exhibition, networking and conference space with a focus on practical methods to decarbonise the real estate industry. The BuildingToCOP Coalition and its member organisations, collective commitments and solutions will be featured across the 3-day programme.  

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Europe, as content lead for the Road to Zero Stage, has been supported by BuildingToCOP Coalition members WorldGBC, WBCSD and IIGCC, bringing the latest thinking, perspectives and available solutions to the programme. 

The Coalition will be well represented on panels on the Road to Zero stage including sessions focused on Accelerating the progress to a net zero carbon future and Building investment leadership for change. See the full schedule for the Road to Zero Stage below. Beyond the Road to Zero stage, Coalition members GlobalABC and WBCSD will join the International cooperation for sustainable buildings panel to discuss the Coalition-supported Buildings Breakthrough and how deeper international collaboration is needed to achieve transformational change in the sector.

Road to Zero Stage

Tuesday 14 March

Wednesday 15 March

Thursday 16 March

Carrying a common message throughout the event, coalition members, wider organisations and partners working to accelerate change in the built environment, will be active across many stages and events, to reach as wide an audience as possible.

With less than 2% of 2022 attendees participating in the Race to Zero, this serves as a significant opportunity to raise awareness, engage stakeholders and encourage participation in the Race. 


“We’re coming to MIPIM as we want to engage with the industry on the opportunities of this transition”


"The first ever 'Road to Zero' zone is a groundbreaking moment for MIPIM and the real estate sector. We need every actor in the building and construction value chain to come on this journey with us to achieve a fully decarbonised, resilient and equitable built environment by 2050. WorldGBC has been pleased to support content curation for the 'Road to Zero' stage, bringing the voices of our network to show how we can scale the solutions that already exist".


The built environment accounts for nearly 40% of emissions. To achieve net zero by 2050 the real estate industry must act now, take advantage of the opportunities and solutions available  and lead efforts to decarbonise the sector. If you are at MIPIM, please find us in the Road to Zero area and ask us about key built environment initiatives including the Race to Zero and ULI’s C Change Programme and the solutions that exist for you and your organisation’s journey to net zero. 

Please follow the conversation at MIPIM with #buildingtocop28 #MIPIM2023 #RoadToZero.

About the BuildingToCOP Coalition

The BuildingToCOP Coalition is a group of sustainability-focused built environment NGOs and organisations working together with the UN High Level Climate Champions, to position the built environment as a critical sector to achieve the needed transition to a resilient and zero emissions future and to highlight existing solutions to accelerate this transition. The Coalition, in coordination with its members, engages in key events and conversations throughout the year to build momentum and consensus among the built environment community and bring that to the annual COP meetings to effect the changes needed. The core partners of the Coalition include: C40 Cities, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Resilience Rising, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Green Building Council.