Working with the UN High Level Climate Champions and a coalition of leading NGOs, we are elevating the built environment as a critical climate solution at COP27.
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.
The #BuildingToCOP campaign began with the formation of the Coalition in 2021 for COP26 and we are working together for COP27 (6 – 18 Nov 2022), COP28 and beyond.
At COP27, WorldGBC will be on the ground representing our global network of Green Building Councils and partners, the wider building and construction sector, and the #BuildingToCOP Coalition to position the built environment as a solution to scaling economic, social and climate resilience, to keep a 1.5 degree future within reach.
The Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day (CRBE Day) at COP26 brought together leaders from the private and public sectors to accelerate climate ambition for the built environment. On this day, we saw the announcement of 26 climate action initiatives from across the built environment system. The Building to COP Coalition powered more than 130 events across the two-week official and unofficial programmes of COP26, as well as the inspiring plenary events on 11 November 2021.
Together with the UN High Level Climate Champions and the UK Government, the Coalition developed the two Presidency Events —Accelerating Deep Collaboration and Ministers and Mayors on buildings as a critical climate solution — and the MPGCA programming, which brought frontrunner party and non-party actors together to focus on the collaboration needed to advance the sector further and faster.