We are delighted to announce that our Annual Assembly will take place on the 7th, 8th & 9th of March in Nice, France in a hybrid format!
The Assembly, hosted by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, in collaboration with ADEME, is an official event of the French Presidency of the European Union. The Assembly will open at 13:15 CET on Monday, 7 March, and will close at 15:30 CET on Wednesday, 9 March. It will coincide with the EU Ministerial Conference on Housing and Construction. We are delighted to welcome the Minister Delegate for Housing of France, Her Excellency Emmanuelle Wargon for the opening.
In addition to the core sessions, where GlobalABC members will approve the budget and work plan and elect the new Steering Committee, the Assembly will include sessions dedicated to the five Work Areas. Thematic workshops on building materials, clean heating, social change for building decarbonization and adaptation and resilience will also be organized, as well as a roundtable on "Towards adaptation of the building sector in the Mediterranean region: how to move forward". On 9 March, we will welcome policymakers, CEOs, and other representatives of organizations for a high-level segment dedicated to "Low-carbon and resilient buildings - Stepping up the global transformation".
The Annual Assembly gathers all the GlobalABC members and is the primary organ of the organization. As such, the Annual Assembly is a key moment for the GlobalABC community. In addition to approving and providing updates on the Work Areas and work plan and electing the new Steering Committee and its co-chairs, the Assembly defines the strategic vision of the GlobalABC, monitors progress, and approves any modifications to the present framework on a consensus basis.
After the historic engagement and visibility for the built environment at COP26, not only will the 2022 Assembly be an opportunity to reflect on our achievements over the past year, but will also strengthen the radical collaboration needed among the GlobalABC community to accentuate and accelerate the growing momentum towards decarbonizing the buildings and construction sector.