06 Dec 2018

Global ABC Buildings Action Symposium

Event

Time: 9:00-17:30

The 2018 GlobalABC Buildings Action Symposium is a technical event that will bring together experts and leaders to discuss climate action in the buildings and construction sector and focus on how to develop meaningful Nationally Determined Contributions towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient 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) as well as best practice cases and success stories to inspire peer to peer learning and raise ambition levels for sustainable buildings and construction aligned with a well-below 2°C pathway.

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