Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2022 will be held from 29 August to 2 September in Libreville, Gabon. The Week will engage and empower stakeholders to drive climate action across countries, communities and economies. Working together opens opportunity to advance climate action, address social inequalities and invest in development that is good for humanity and nature. LACCW 2022 is a collaboration platform to explore: Resilience against climate risks; The transition to a low-emission economy; and Partnerships to solve pressing challenges.
The GlobalABC will be jointly organizing a session under Track 1 (Striving for 1.5 degrees) together with UNEP and UNFCCC in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNDP. The session, entitled Sustainable Buildings for Climate-proof Cities, will take place on 31 August 2022 from 10:30 - 12:00 West Africa Time.
This session seeks to build a global movement on the transformation of the built environment through a whole-life carbon approach, addressing both embodied and operational carbon. Panelist will discuss what is needed, the challenges and opportunities for the decarbonization of the buildings and construction sector, with a specific focus on the embodied carbon, and the uptake of sustainable and local building materials (e.g. timber, bamboo, hemp, coconut fibers) as part of the solution.