12:00-1:30 PM CET/Paris time
The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) is leading this year’s UNFCCC Technical Expert Review on Mitigation (TEM M) on Human settlements Sustainable low-emission housing and building solutions via three sessions in September and October.
This second session will focus on transforming buildings and construction through a circularity approach. Circularity is a way to address the sector’s carbon footprint throughout its lifecycle, from design through construction to disposal. A circularity approach includes designing buildings with the urban context in mind, with longer lifetimes, greater flexibility in use, and as material banks, and using recycled and innovative materials. This requires mobilisation across the entire value chain, paying attention to the local context including local materials and designs. The session will also look at the sector’s potential for creating new jobs and addressing training needs, promoting building back better in a post-COVID-19 context.