This week, representatives from 18 Latin American cities will meet to discuss strategies to accelerate city scale action on green buildings from energy efficiency to net zero carbon buildings.
On Wednesday 28 August 2019, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and C40 cities will host a BEA Regional Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia.
The BEA is a public private initiative of 45 cities and states, and more than 40 companies and organisations from around the world, that take action to improve energy efficiency in buildings and align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Participants will learn from international experts and city peers about energy efficiency in buildings by identifying actions, replicable models and implementation strategies for structuring public policies at a city scale. Additionally, the workshop will help understanding the critical importance and active role of buildings to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement: by pushing ambition towards a future of net zero carbon buildings as a common vision for cities.
Through dialogue and multisectoral collaboration, where municipal authorities from different countries of the region, private sector, international organizations and global experts, cities will gain insights and tools to build goals and their own roadmaps towards net zero carbon future.
The workshop will be divided into four sessions followed by interactive discussions leading to actions that cities can take to implement transformation locally with the support of programmes such as BEA.
The modules will cover the following:
Specifically, this workshop will allow participants to:
The following cities will participate:
This is the second BEA workshop to be held in Latin America this year. The first workshop was held in May 2019 in San José, Costa Rica alongside GBC Costa Rica’s CICS 2019.