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Buildings Day - Blue Zone

LPAA Buildings Action Session
15:00-18:15 Le Bourget (Blue Zone)

The building sector has an oversized environmental footprint, yet significant opportunities exist to change and to meet the challenges of climate change.  How can building sector stakeholders collaborate to better share information and knowledge, develop and share solutions generated by governments, businesses and civil society, and facilitate greater scale of actions to help transform the building sector and contribute to the 2 degree path?


Session 1: Setting the scene (15:00 - 15:40)

  • Welcome and Keynote speech  


Session 2: Taking action (15:40 - 17:40)

  • Video introduction (5 min) 

  • Panel I. Public Policies : Readiness to implement long term action plans
    Moderated by Ligia Noronha (UNEP) this panel will address the key role of jurisdictions to organize and facilitate by integrated policy package and collaborative approach the shift to low carbon and resilient build environment.

  • Panel II. Value Chain Transformation: is the building sector ready for massive deployment oflow emitting buildings and deep renovations?
    Moderated by Terri Wills (WorldGBC) This panel will address how building sector stakeholders can better work together to scale up solutions adapted to local circumstances

  • Panel III.  Bridging the investment gap: finance ready to increase investment in Building efficiency?  
    Moderated by Peter Sweatman (Climate Strategy and Partners), this panel will address the critical need to scale up the public and private financing of EE and sustainable buildings. Panelists will illustrate why buildings and EE can contribute to realizing countries’ INDCs and how the financial sector can help support them.


Launch of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (17:45– 18:15)

  • Summary and Way Forward by the Government of Morocco, chair of the next COP

  • UNEP and the Government of France jointly launch the Global Alliance on Buildings and Construction

Earlier Event: December 3
Buildings Day - Innovations Gallery
Later Event: December 3
Green Building Solutions Awards