The Building to COP Coalition is a group of sustainability-focused built environment NGOs and organisations working together, alongside 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 at COP conferences.
We highlight existing solutions to accelerate this transition and amplify non-party leadership (e.g. businesses, cities and regions) to unlock the feasibility and viability of national policy frameworks.
The Coalition is united behind shared climate goals developed through the UNFCCC Climate Action Pathways as part of the Marrakech Partnership; with a strong focus on accelerating action to deliver the Built Environment 2030 Breakthrough Outcome.
The Coalition and #BuildingToCOP campaign was formed in 2021 in the lead up to COP26, to deliver on the dedicated Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day. Our work continued with the delivery of 200+ events at COP27.
Now the Coalition’s focus is on COP28, and significantly the first “global stocktake” – a comprehensive assessment of global progress against the Paris Agreement goals.