GlobalABC Buildings Action Symposium 2018 at COP24

Katowice, Poland
Thursday 06th December 2018

Greener and smarter for good: Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to unlock the potential of buildings and construction sector

University of Silesia | Bankowa 12, 40-007 | Katowice, Poland

Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Free entry - registration is required

Register here 

132 NDCs explicitly mention the buildings sector. Among them, 101 pointto energy-efficiency opportunities to meet mitigation targets. However, despite progress, NDCs fall short of tapping into the 4.9 GtCO2 of potential annual emissions abatement that could be achieved if countries were to pursue strategic low-carbon and energy-efficient buildings technology deployment. In fact, nearly one-third of the NDCs mentioning buildings do not indicate specific actions in the NDCs and concrete measures and targets are often missing. Hence, buildings-related NDCs only cover less than 15% of buildings sector emissions beyond existing country policies. Ambitious government action and commitment regarding NDCs is essential for putting the buildings and construction sector on a well below 2 degrees path, avoiding unnecessary emissions in both existing and new buildings.

The 2018 GlobalABC Buildings Action Symposium at COP24 provides a platform to unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions for transforming the buildings and construction sector. The Symposium will present findings from the GlobalABC Guidance Tool on Incorporating Buildings Sector Climate Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Speakers will present best practice cases of countries that have featured buildings and construction in their NDCs in a meaningful manner. The Building Action Symposium will also highlight the need for coordinated action among key stakeholders, including national and sub-national governments, private sector, academia, and civil society, and showcases examples where such coordination has led to creating powerful NDCs. Participants will discuss the way forward, identifying priority steps for making NDCs a powerful tool of transformation. These priority steps will serve as input for other high-level events on buildings and construction during COP24.

The event will take place at the University of Silesia, in Katowice, Poland - this is a free event but registration is required. 

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Coffee Break

09:30 – 09:35 Opening
Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch, UN Environment

09:35 – 09:45 Welcome Remarks
Leszek Drogosz
, Director of Infrastructure Department of Warsaw City Hall

09:45 – 10:00 Keynote Speech
Alicja Kuczera
, CEO of the Polish Green Building Council and Vice Chair of World Green Building Council's Europe Regional Network

10:00 – 11:00 GlobalABC Guidance Tool on Incorporating Buildings Sector Climate Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

  • Brian Dean, International Energy Agency
  • Peter Graham, Head of the Global Buildings Performance Institute (GBPN)
  • Soraya Khalil, Director of Quality and Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Land Use Planning of Morocco and Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Senior Advisor for the Directorate for Housing, Urban Development and Landscapes, France 

Moderated by Christine Lemaitre, CEO of German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)

11:00 – 12:15 Panel 1: Sustainable materials and embodied carbon in the building sector - best practices from around the world

  • Christian Brodhag, President, Construction21
  • Papa Lamine Diouf, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal 
  • Josefina Lindblom, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Simon Sturgis, Targeting Zero
  • Jean-Christophe Visier, Director of Energy and Environment, CSTB
  • Qingqin Wang, Vice President, China Building Research Academy, China

Moderated by Victoria Burrows, Head of Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council

12:15– 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:30 Panel 2: Building resilience beyond standard conditions - successful cases and stories

  • Peter Boswell, Special Adviser, FIDIC
  • Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Institute
  • Soraya Khalil, Director of Quality and Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Land Use Planning of Morocco
  • Arturo Hiram Cervera Mondragon, Programme Coordinator, National Housing Commission, Mexico
  • Huy Luong Quang, Head of Division of GHG emission reduction and ozone layer protection, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam
  • Emma Rachmawaty, Director for Mitigation of Climate Change Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia 

Moderated by Oriane Cebile, Observatoire de l’Immobilier Durable (OID)

14:30 – 16:15 Panel 3: High-efficiency and low-carbon buildings - financing options
Group I: Energy efficiency and decarbonization

  • Zamba Batjargal, National focal point for UNFCCC, IPCC, GCF in Mongolia
  • Jerome Bilodeau, Chief of Policy at Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency, Canada
  • Ibtissem Bouattay, Project Manager, Ministry of Housing and Land Use Planning, Tunisia
  • Lucas di Pietro, Coordinator of Adaptation to Climate Change at the National Direction on Climate Change of Argentina

 Group II: Financial incentives and role of the private sector

  • Kurt Emil Eriksen, Senior Policy Advisor, Velux
  • Marcene Mitchell, Senior Manager Strategy and Business Development, IFC Climate Business Department, World Bank Group
  • Mitchell Schouchana, Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB)/Agence Française de Développement
  • Totok Sulistiyanto, CEO, Green Building Council Indonesia

 Moderated by Luca De Giovanetti, Manager, Science-based Targets, World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

16:15 – 16:30 Summary and Close by High-Level Climate Champions (TBC)

16:30 – 17:30 Bilateral meetings and networking coffee
 

Find more information and register here

 

Green Solutions Awards winner’s gala

December 6, 5.30pm - 7:30pm, followed by cocktail reception - University of Silesia in Katowice 

Right after the Building Action Symposium – say day, same place – the Construction21 network will reveal the winners of the Green Solutions Awards, an international competition supported by the GABC. The most inspiring buildings, districts and infrastructures will be rewarded during this ceremony where 200 professionals of the industry are expected.
Discover the Green Solutions Awards 2018 winners and meet many professionals of sustainable construction from all over the world!

Free entry - Mandatory registration before Dec 3rd. Here's the registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/67oFxTlM4kuHMy943

 

Greener and smarter for good: Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to unlock the potential of buildings and construction sector

University of Silesia | Bankowa 12, 40-007 | Katowice, Poland
Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Free entry - registration is required

Register here 

132 NDCs explicitly mention the buildings sector. Among them, 101 pointto energy-efficiency opportunities to meet mitigation targets. However, despite progress, NDCs fall short of tapping into the 4.9 GtCO2 of potential annual emissions abatement that could be achieved if countries were to pursue strategic low-carbon and energy-efficient buildings technology deployment. In fact, nearly one-third of the NDCs mentioning buildings do not indicate specific actions in the NDCs and concrete measures and targets are often missing. Hence, buildings-related NDCs only cover less than 15% of buildings sector emissions beyond existing country policies. Ambitious government action and commitment regarding NDCs is essential for putting the buildings and construction sector on a well below 2 degrees path, avoiding unnecessary emissions in both existing and new buildings.

The 2018 GlobalABC Buildings Action Symposium at COP24 provides a platform to unlocking the potential of Nationally Determined Contributions for transforming the buildings and construction sector. The Symposium will present findings from the GlobalABC Guidance Tool on Incorporating Buildings Sector Climate Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Speakers will present best practice cases of countries that have featured buildings and construction in their NDCs in a meaningful manner. The Building Action Symposium will also highlight the need for coordinated action among key stakeholders, including national and sub-national governments, private sector, academia, and civil society, and showcases examples where such coordination has led to creating powerful NDCs. Participants will discuss the way forward, identifying priority steps for making NDCs a powerful tool of transformation. These priority steps will serve as input for other high-level events on buildings and construction during COP24.


The event will take place at the University of Silesia, in Katowice, Poland - this is a free event but registration is required. 

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Coffee Break

09:30 – 09:35 Opening
Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch, UN Environment

09:35 – 09:45 Welcome Remarks
Leszek Drogosz
, Director of Infrastructure Department of Warsaw City Hall

09:45 – 10:00 Keynote Speech
Alicja Kuczera
, CEO of the Polish Green Building Council and Vice Chair of World Green Building Council's Europe Regional Network

10:00 – 11:00 GlobalABC Guidance Tool on Incorporating Buildings Sector Climate Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

  • Brian Dean, International Energy Agency
  • Peter Graham, Head of the Global Buildings Performance Institute (GBPN)
  • Soraya Khalil, Director of Quality and Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Land Use Planning of Morocco and Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Senior Advisor for the Directorate for Housing, Urban Development and Landscapes, France 

Moderated by Christine Lemaitre, CEO of German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)


11:00 – 12:15 Panel 1: Sustainable materials and embodied carbon in the building sector - best practices from around the world

  • Christian Brodhag, President, Construction21
  • Papa Lamine Diouf, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal 
  • Josefina Lindblom, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Simon Sturgis, Targeting Zero
  • Jean-Christophe Visier, Director of Energy and Environment, CSTB
  • Qingqin Wang, Vice President, China Building Research Academy, China

Moderated by Victoria Burrows, Head of Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council

12:15– 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:30 Panel 2: Building resilience beyond standard conditions - successful cases and stories

  • Peter Boswell, Special Adviser, FIDIC
  • Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Institute
  • Soraya Khalil, Director of Quality and Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Land Use Planning of Morocco
  • Arturo Hiram Cervera Mondragon, Programme Coordinator, National Housing Commission, Mexico
  • Huy Luong Quang, Head of Division of GHG emission reduction and ozone layer protection, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam
  • Emma Rachmawaty, Director for Mitigation of Climate Change Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia 

Moderated by Oriane Cebile, Observatoire de l’Immobilier Durable (OID)


14:30 – 16:15 Panel 3: High-efficiency and low-carbon buildings - financing options
Group I: Energy efficiency and decarbonization

  • Zamba Batjargal, National focal point for UNFCCC, IPCC, GCF in Mongolia
  • Jerome Bilodeau, Chief of Policy at Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency, Canada
  • Ibtissem Bouattay, Project Manager, Ministry of Housing and Land Use Planning, Tunisia
  • Lucas di Pietro, Coordinator of Adaptation to Climate Change at the National Direction on Climate Change of Argentina

 Group II: Financial incentives and role of the private sector

  • Kurt Emil Eriksen, Senior Policy Advisor, Velux
  • Marcene Mitchell, Senior Manager Strategy and Business Development, IFC Climate Business Department, World Bank Group
  • Mitchell Schouchana, Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB)/Agence Française de Développement
  • Totok Sulistiyanto, CEO, Green Building Council Indonesia

 Moderated by Luca De Giovanetti, Manager, Science-based Targets, World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

16:15 – 16:30 Summary and Close by High-Level Climate Champions (TBC)

16:30 – 17:30 Bilateral meetings and networking coffee
 

Find more information and register here

 

Green Solutions Awards winner’s gala

December 6, 5.30pm - 7:30pm, followed by cocktail reception - University of Silesia in Katowice 

Right after the Building Action Symposium – say day, same place – the Construction21 network will reveal the winners of the Green Solutions Awards, an international competition supported by the GABC. The most inspiring buildings, districts and infrastructures will be rewarded during this ceremony where 200 professionals of the industry are expected.
Discover the Green Solutions Awards 2018 winners and meet many professionals of sustainable construction from all over the world!

Free entry - Mandatory registration before Dec 3rd. Here's the registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/67oFxTlM4kuHMy943