Weltklimakonferenz der Vereinten Nationen - COP23

World Climate Conference – COP23

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.


Thursday 9th 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

Key GABC events & milestones
Nora Steurer, Associate Programme Officer, GABC Secretariat/UN Environment

Key outcomes of the Global Status Report 2017
Brian Dean/John Dulac, Building Efficiency Lead, IEA

Recommendations from the GABC Global Roadmap
Thomas Gueret, Ministry of Ecological & Inclusive Transition, France

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
Terri Wills, CEO, WorldGBC

Bridging the gap: the role of measuring and data
Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS

Regional specificities and needs: building design
Cecilia Rinaudo, Deputy Director, La Voute Nubienne

Regional Specificities and needs: the policy perspective
Country contribution (TBC)

The role of life-cycle approaches
Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO DGNB

Healthy Buildings as pathway to fast market transformation
Kurt Emil Eriksen, Senior Policy Advisor, VELUX Group

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)
Brian Dean/John Dulac, Building Efficiency Lead, IEA

Linking buildings to NDCs – sectorial approaches (TBC)

The Plan Batiment Durable as example for local alliances
Jerome Gatier, Director, Strategic Committee on Buildings, METS France (TBC)

The role of local authorities & vertical integration
Jennifer Layke, Global Director, WRI Energy Program

Carbon pricing as an essential tool for decision making
Cedric De Meeûs, Head, Group Public Affairs, LafargeHolcim

Cooling policies to transform the buildings and construction sector
Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Executive Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program.

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
Idriss Kathrada, FIDIC/ Novasirhe

Meeting the challenge of existing buildings – finding market solutions for fast retrofitting
Terri Wills, CEO WorldGBC

Breakout group III – Finance: How to access finance for the needed transformation?

Moderator: Benoit Lebot, Executive Director, IPEEC

Green Mortgages
Dutch Green Building Council (TBC)

Non-mortgage finance strategies: Green bonds for green buildings
Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

C40 Cities Finance Facility and how buildings projects might be eligible
James Alexander, Director C40 (TBC)

EeMAP private sector financing of energy efficient buildings
Luca Bertalot, European Mortgage Foundation/EeMAP Coordinator

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.

Session introduction
Kyryl Tomliak, Advisor, Ukraine State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving 
Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS

Assessing life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings: How can data help
Alexander Passer, Associate Professor, Working Group Sustainable Construction, Institute of Technology and Testing of Construction Materials, Graz University of Technology

IEA Annex 70: Using data for meeting the challenges of existing buildings
Andrew Smith, Deputy Director, Centre for Energy Epidemiology, UCL Energy Institute, University College London

Creating demand: Data as a key ingredient for the development of energy efficiency financing
Zsolt Toth, Leader Valuation Work Package, Energy Efficiency Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Project Consortium

Policy as a driver for data and measurement
Sean Lockie, Head of Urban Transitions, Climate-KIC

Fostering innovation through improved data collection and digitalization
York Ostermeyer, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Wrap up of session and summary of key messages
Kyryl Tomliak, Advisor, Ukraine State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving
Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.45

Reporting back

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
18.00 Networking Event
21.00 End

Friday 10th November

Guided tour: Showcasing exemplary sustainable architecture and buildings

9.30 – 9.45 


Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK)
Federal Chamber of Architects North Rhine Westphalia

9.45 – 10.00


City Planning Department of Bonn


Guided tour

Visit of a day care centre for children "Internationale Kita, Bonn"
Visit of the student housing "Grüne Studentenwohnheim 41!"

12.00 End of the tour

Saturday 11th November

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
Ibrahim AlZubi, Senior Sustainability Advisor Dubai Land (TBC)
Mike Enskat, Head of Section for Energy, Water and Mobility, Department for Sectoral and Global Programmes, GIZ

Advancing net zero
Elizabeth Beardsley, Senior Policy Council, US Green Building Council

The Global Status Report: Sector progress since COP21
Brian Motherway, Energy Efficiency Director, IEA

Achieving vertical Integration & overcoming the lock-in effect
Soledad Aguilar, National Director of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina (TBC)

HFC emission reduction plus energy efficiency as part of the pathway
Country representative from Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme & District Energy Initiative

Labels for Net Zero Energy & low carbon buildings and the CEM-GABC campaign
Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Ecological & Inclusive Transition (METS), France

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
Indonesia (TBC)
Thailand (TBC)
Philippines (TBC)

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
Andreas Rietz, Federal Institute for Building, Urban and Regional Research

How to make health and wellbeing a tool to grow the renovation
Ingrid Reumert, Vice President Global Stakeholder Communications &
Sustainability, VELUX Group (TBC)

Developing effective urban sustainability management systems
Peter Boswell, Business Development, FIDIC & M. Abdessamad Sekkal,
President of Rabat Salé Kenitra

Integration of buildings into sustainable urban management for achieving SDGs
Jennifer Layke, Global Director WRI Energy Program

Measurement & Data to underpin linking buildings to SDGs
Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS

16.45 – 18.00

Transforming the Buildings and Construction Sector

Moderator: Emmanuel Normant, Vice President of Sustainable Development, Saint-Gobain (TBC)

GEF Funding for the SE4All Building Energy Efficiency and District
Energy Accelerators
Naoko Ishii, CEO, GEF (TBC)

Financing the sector transition
Marcene Broadwater, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, IFC (TBC)

Required technical change for a successful transformation
Professor Ralf Niebergall, Vice President, Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK)

Science-based targets as key factors for successful private sector engagement
Caroline Hill, Head of Sustainability, Land Sec & Terri Wills, CEO, WorldGBC

Private sector engagement: the consulting engineers commitments on
sustainable development
Moncef Ziani, Vice President , FIDIC

Overcoming sector barriers: key problems with the informal construction sector
Adrian Montalvo, Technical Advisor, SwissContact Peru

Encompassing embodied carbon & life cycle emissions for sustainable buildings
Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO, DGNB

18.00 – 18.15

Closing remarkts

Dr. Andrew Steer, CEO, WRI (TBC)

Sunday 12th November

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.


Monday 13th November

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.

Welcoming Keynote

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
H.E. Mr Vo Tuan Nhan, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Tuesday 14th November

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)
Carsten Rothballer, ICLEI Europa


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