Achieving Net Zero Embodied Carbon in Europe

Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday 24th September 2019

 

Executive report briefing and drinks reception

Delivering the Paris Agreement requires rapid decarbonisation of all sectors. Europe’s climate and buildings debate has so far focused on the ‘in-use’ emissions. But what about ‘before-use’ and indeed ‘after-use’? WorldGBC’s forthcoming report sets out a bold vision to fully decarbonise the whole lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure - operational and embodied.

We look forward to welcoming a select group of Europe’s sustainable building leaders to Brussels on 24 September for an exclusive event to mark the launch of this groundbreaking new report.

 

Agenda

17:30 Registration

17:40 Keynote address Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP (Invited)

18:00 Why embodied carbon matters: the industry perspective Pascal Eveillard, Director of Sustainable Construction, Saint-Gobain

18:15 A call to action: briefing on WorldGBC’s global report and next steps Dr Stephen Richardson, Head of Projects, WorldGBC Europe Regional Network

18:30 Panel: Walking the talk: next steps towards net zero whole life carbon in Europe

  • Alexander Hadzhiivanov, Associate Director for Green Building Investments, EBRD
  • Anna Akesson, Senior Environmental Manager, Skanska
  • Josefina Lindblom, Policy Officer at DG Environment, European Commission
  • Pascal Eveillard,  Director of Sustainable Construction, Saint-Gobain
  • Xavier Le Den, EU Group Account Manager, Ramboll

19:15 Networking drinks reception

20:00 Close

 

This event is by invitation only.

 

Executive report briefing and drinks reception

Delivering the Paris Agreement requires rapid decarbonisation of all sectors. Europe’s climate and buildings debate has so far focused on the ‘in-use’ emissions. But what about ‘before-use’ and indeed ‘after-use’? WorldGBC’s forthcoming report sets out a bold vision to fully decarbonise the whole lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure - operational and embodied.

We look forward to welcoming a select group of Europe’s sustainable building leaders to Brussels on 24 September for an exclusive event to mark the launch of this groundbreaking new report.

 

Agenda

17:30 Registration

17:40 Keynote address Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP (Invited)

18:00 Why embodied carbon matters: the industry perspective Pascal Eveillard, Director of Sustainable Construction, Saint-Gobain

18:15 A call to action: briefing on WorldGBC’s global report and next steps Dr Stephen Richardson, Head of Projects, WorldGBC Europe Regional Network

18:30 Panel: Walking the talk: next steps towards net zero whole life carbon in Europe

  • Alexander Hadzhiivanov, Associate Director for Green Building Investments, EBRD
  • Anna Akesson, Senior Environmental Manager, Skanska
  • Josefina Lindblom, Policy Officer at DG Environment, European Commission
  • Pascal Eveillard,  Director of Sustainable Construction, Saint-Gobain
  • Xavier Le Den, EU Group Account Manager, Ramboll

19:15 Networking drinks reception

20:00 Close

 

This event is by invitation only.