The 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) took place in Bonn from 6 to 17 November 2017, two years after the pioneering conference in Paris and the Paris Agreement. The aim is to raise awareness for the importance of sustainable building in the context of climate protection and to show how this can be implemented in practice.
As Europe's largest network for sustainable building, the DGNB has been involved in numerous activities at COP23, including the Building Action Symposium on 9 November.
Building Action Symposium
|9.30 – 9.45||
Rainer Baake, German State Secretary for Energy
|9.45 – 10.00||
Keynote: What does it take to transform the buildings and construction sector?
Judit Kimpian, Chair, Architects Council of Europe´s (ACE), Sustainability Work Group
|10.00 – 10.40||
Outlining the status of the building sector & GABC activities
Moderator: Martina Otto, Head of Cities Unit UN Environment & GABC Secretariat member
|10.40 – 11.00||
Coffee break & Announcing Guided Tour
Iris Wex, Federal Chamber of German Architects
|11.00 – 11.30||Financing large-scale energy efficiency building projects– role and activities of PEEB
Rima Le Coguic, Director Energy and Digital Transitions, AFD
Dominique Campana, Director of International Affairs, ADEME
Mike Enskat, Head of Section for Energy, Water and Mobility, Department for Sectoral and Global Programmes, GIZ
|11.30 – 12.45||
Technical panel: How to achieve the SDGs and the Paris Agreement?
Moderator: Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, BPIE
The role of zero emission buildings
|12.45 – 14.00||Lunch
|14.00 – 15.30||Breakout group I –Public Policies: Energy Efficiency & Buildings as key to achieving Nationally Determined Contributions
Moderator: Martina Bosi, ESMAP, World Bank (TBC).
Status of Nationally Determinations Contributions (NDCs)
|Breakout group II – Market Transformation: how to engage the private sector to achieve the GABC ambition.
Moderator: Roland Hunziker, Director, Sustainable Buildings & Cities, WBSCSD
Incorporating life-cycle approach for sustainable buildings and construction (TBC)
From Near zero energy building to near zero emissions building
Meeting the challenge of existing buildings – finding market solutions for fast retrofitting
|Breakout group III – Finance: How to access finance for the needed transformation?
Moderator: Benoit Lebot, Executive Director, IPEEC
C40 Cities Finance Facility and how buildings projects might be eligible
EeMAP private sector financing of energy efficient buildings
Breakout group IV – Building data capture and management as a catalyst for moving the sector onto a 2°C pathway
Moderator: Ursula Hartenberger, RICS & Kyryl Tomliak, SAEEES Ukraine.
|15.30 – 16.00||Coffee break|
|16.00 – 17.45||
Break-out session present 3-5 main recommendations including the stakeholder group which the recommendations address, bearing in mind the Paris Agreement from COP21, as well as the goal of COP23
|17.45 – 18.00||Summary & Closing|
Guided tour: Showcasing exemplary sustainable architecture and buildings
|9.30 – 9.45||
Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK)
|9.45 – 10.00||
City Planning Department of Bonn
Visit of a day care centre for children "Internationale Kita, Bonn"
|12.00||End of the tour|
Human Settlements Day: Transforming the Buildings and Construction Sector
Bonn Zone, Davos room, 13.15 – 18.15
The buildings and construction sector has enormous impact on energy consumption and carbon emissions and as such can make a significant difference in climate mitigation efforts. Different ways exist to transform the buildings and construction sector including identifying high-impact pathways, making use of Nationally Determined Contributions, engaging the private sector to overcome the buildings and construction sector's fragmentation, and linking the sector to global sustainability agendas such as SDGs. Among others, this event will highlight recommendations from the GABC technical event on 9 November following the GABC motto 'towards a low-carbon, energy efficient buildings and construction sector'
|10.00 – 10.30||
Opening Human Settlements Roundtable: Setting the stage - Impact & potential of human settlements
Opening by H.E. Mr Mohammed Nabil Benabdallah, Minister of Development of National Territory, Urban Planning, Habitat and Urban Policy, Kingdom of Morocco
|13.15 – 14.30||
What is possible? Pathways to zero emission buildings
Moderator: Martina Otto, GABC Secretariat/head of Cities Unit, UN Environment
Introducing the GABC & PEEB
HFC emission reduction plus energy efficiency as part of the pathway
Labels for Net Zero Energy & low carbon buildings and the CEM-GABC campaign
|14.30 – 15.00||
Focus panel: NAMA Development for the Building Sector in Asia
Dr Luong Quang Huy - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Socialist, Republic of Vietnam
|15.15 – 16.30||
Buildings contributing to Sustainable Development Goals
Moderator: Terri Wills, CEO, WorldGBC
Guide to Sustainable Building and Assessment Systems and their link to SDGs
|16.45 – 18.00||
Transforming the Buildings and Construction Sector
Moderator: Emmanuel Normant, Vice President of Sustainable Development, Saint-Gobain (TBC)
|18.00 – 18.15||
Dr. Andrew Steer, CEO, WRI (TBC)
Cementing a low-carbon construction sector
Bonn Zone, romm tbc, 15.00 – 16.30
Climate change is a global challenge that the cement sector has been addressing tirelessly. In partnership with the IEA, the CSI will present the findings of its updated sectoral low carbon technology roadmap (first published in 2009), identifying existing and upcoming technological levers to mitigate CO2 emissions from the sector and paving the way for others to follow.
Concrete constructions built with cement provide a sustainable and resilient built environment for our increasingly urbanized habitat. The sector has plays a key role for a carbon neutral & resilient society, in line with the Paris Agreement requirements for mitigation and adaptation.
SDG 11 Day
Bonn Zone, room tbc, 15.00 – 16.30
Despite an increase in positive actions, we need to further scale up our efforts for zero emission buildings to become the norm. This session will emphasise the building sector's potential, and showcase political commitments and positive examples of multi-stakeholder action, involving different parts of the buildings and construction sector value chain. Among others, the session will highlight the example of the Kingdom of Morocco having set up a national Alliance for Building and Construction. Morocco's national ABC regularly consults with the private sector, allowing for better informed policies, buy-in from the private sector and increased collaboration and concerted action between the different parts of the value chain.
H.E. Mr Kimmo Kalevi Tiilikainen, Minister of Housing, Energy and the Environment, Republic of Finland
Transforming markets for buildings to deliever against SDGs 11, 7 and 13
Moderator: Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO, DGNB
H.E. Mr Mohammed Nabil Benabdallah, Minister of Development of National Territory, Urban Planning, Habitat and Urban Policy, Kingdom of Morocco
Building for the future: How to plan and construct buildings focussing on climate issues and human needs
Bonn Zone, room tbc, 10.00 – 11.30
Buildings shape the world. For anyone involved in planning or constructing the buildings around us, this means it's important to understand the people who use them, even in the generations to come. It also means understanding their environment. There are many examples of how it's possible to build collaboratively – in ways that not only make sense for society but also for the climate. What's the key to such projects? Why are things now different in international planning and construction? And what's the best way to actively link climate protection to high standards of architectural culture – Baukultur ¬– yet still take urban contexts into consideration in order to add value to the surrounding district? This session will look at fundamental factors affecting building with the climate in mind, also identifying the levers that need to be pulled for sustainable planning and building to gain wider acceptance on a global scale. An exploration will also be made of the incentives it will take for building owners and architects to assume more responsibility for the sustainable design of the environment we build around ourselves.
Moderator: Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO, DGNB
Thies Grothe, German Property Federation (ZIA)
Messen und Veranstaltungen
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