Weltklimakonferenz der Vereinten Nationen - COP24

World Climate Conference – COP24

The 24th UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) will take place in Katowice, Poland from 3rd to 14th of November 2018. 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 will be involved in numerous activities at COP24, including the Building Action Symposium on 6th of December.


Thursday 6th December

Buildings Action Symposium

Uniwersytet Śląski
Bankowa 12, 40-007

Please register here.

09.00 - 09.30
9.30 – 9.35 


Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch, UN Environment
9.45 – 10.00

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
10.40 – 11.00

GlobalABC Guidance Tool on Incorporating Buildings Sector Climate Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Brian Dean, International Energy Agency
Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Institute (GBPN)
Soraya Khalil, Director of Quality and Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Land Use Planning of Morocco
Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Senior Advisor for the Directorate for Housing, Urban Development and Landscapes of France
Moderated by Christine Lemaitre, CEO, 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 (WorldGBC)
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.30

Panel 2: Building resilience beyond standard conditions - successful cases and stories

Peter Boswell, FIDIC
Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Building Performance Institute (GBPN)
Soraya Khalil, Director of Quality and Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Land Use Planning of Morocco
Emmanuel Normant, VP Sustainable Development, Saint-Gobain
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, Project Manager and Coordinator, 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, 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

Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Institute (GBPN)
Nora Steurer, GlobalABC Secretariat/UN Environment
16.30 – 17.30 Bilateral meetings and networking coffee

Green Solutions Awards 2018

Please register here.

Friday 7th December

Human Settlements Action Event: Integrated and Multilevel
Action to Raise Ambition

10.00 - 11.00

Integrated climate action for low-carbon and resilient societies
10.00 – 10.05

Introduction by the moderator

Moderator: Shipra Narang Suri, Head of UN-Habitat Delegation

10.05 – 10.40

Davos style roundtable

Sheela Patel, Director of the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres
Virginie Pfanner, Regional Councillor, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France
Constant Zango, President Technical Alliance for Development Assistance,
Centre Nord, Burkina Faso
Marcelo Elias, Deputy Secretary, Secretariat for Environment, Sao Paulo
Alderman Bill Harvey, City of Hobart, Australia (tbc)
Polish ombudsman (tbc)

10.40 – 11.00 Interaction with the audience and closing remarks

11.00 – 12.00 Raising ambitions - Taking a deeper look at the buildings sector

11.00 – 11.10

Opening remarks

His Excellency, M. Abdelahad Fassi Fehri, Minister of National Land
Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy, Morocco

11.10 – 11.50 Davos style roundtable

Noureddine Selmi, Minister of Equipment, Housing and Territorial
Development, Tunisia
Fatna EL-K'HIEL, Secrétaire d'Etat auprès du Ministre de l'Aménagement du
Territoire National, de l'Urbanisme, de l'Habitat et de la Politique de la Ville,
Chargée de l'Habitat
Rafal Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw (tbc)
Ambassador Dr. Franz Perrez, Head of the International Affairs Division at the
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
Adam Jedrzejczak, CEO Danfoss Eastern Europe
Christine Lemaitre, CEO of German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)

11.50 – 12.00 Interaction with the audience and closing remarks

12.00 - 13.00 Looking forward: financing multilevel action
12.00 – 12.05 Introduction by the moderator

Moderator: Maryke van Staden, Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate
Action and Reporting (carbonn Center) and Manager of ICLEI's Low Carbon City
12.05 – 12.35 Davos style roundtable

Hermann Amecke, German Federal Minister for the Environment,
Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Yassine Daoudi, Mayor of Guisser, Morocco - Vice-President of the
Moroccan Association of Mayors (AMPCC).
Stephanie Sfakianos, Head of sustainable capital markets, BNP Paribas
Mikko Ollikainen, Manager at the Adaptation Fund (TBC)
12.35 – 12.55 Interaction with the audience
12.55 – 13.00 Closing remarks by the High-Level Champion

Impressions from COP24


Tamara Bebion
Projektleiterin Messen und Veranstaltungen
Phone: +49 711 722322-76
t.bebion at dgnb.de

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