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COP26 #BuildingsPavilion - Implementing Zero-Emissions Policy Reforms in South East Asia's Buildings Sector (GBPN)


Business Pavilion - Boardroom (Hall 4)

COP26 #BuildingsPavilion

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Place: Online - Business Pavilion - Boardroom (Hall 4) - 16 places available

Time: 08:30 - 09:30 GMT


To halve building sector emissions by 2030, and achieve the transition to zero-emissions buildings we must empower the people who need to take action, and not just focus on the policy actions that are required. This Panel therefore discussed HOW TO develop and implement policy reform plans from the ‘Top-Down’ and From the ‘Bottom Up' that help countries achieve their NDC and zero-emissions targets. GBPN's experience of stakeholder driven Top-Down’ approaches implemented in National Buildings NDC Roadmap development in Viet Nam and Cambodia, and in ‘Bottom-Up’ policy-development on the ground in Indonesia showed how engaging people in planning programs of policy reform is essential. The session finished with a short excerpt from the Healthy Buildings – Healthy Lives Video exhibition that is running online on the COP 26 Hub.


This panel, organized by GBPN, will discuss HOW TO develop and implement policy reform plans that help countries achieve their NDC targets. Experience from policy development on the ground in Indonesia and regionally will be shared by key policymakers and experts. We explain seven key policy reform strategies and share insights on how they have been applied to guide the development of new low-emissions building standards in Samarinda, and will support Bali to achieve its clean energy transition. We also share how these subnational policy actions can be fed-back to support further ambition in National climate policy and future NDC revisions.


  • Peter Graham, Executive Director, GBPN
  • Yeni Indra, Sub National Policy Reform Project - Indonesia, GBPN
  • Jes Yogaratnam, Head of Policy Reform (GBPN) & Research Program Manager (Monash University)/ Australia-Indonesia Business Council Exec Committee Member
  • Sandra Pranoto, Senior Advisor, GBPN
  • Jane Henly, President and Chair, GBPN
  • Jan Respati, Chairman Indonesia Energy Conservation and Efficiency Society (MASKEEI)