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COP26 #BuildingsPavilion - Buildings and Adaptation: a call for action (GlobalABC, MTE-France, ADEME, Resalliance, PEEB)

COP26 #BuildingsPavilion

Watch the recording of the event :

08 nov 2021 Theater - Buildings and Adaptation: A Call for Action from Slidecrew on Vimeo.

Place: Buildings Pavilion - The Climate Pledge Theatre (Hall 5)

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 GMT


While there has been progress on mitigation over the last five years, overall growing awareness on rising climate risks has not been sufficient to motivate policies and investments to address climate adaptation in the building and construction sector at scale. 

Efforts to increase the resilience of buildings to extreme weather events such as sea level rise, heat waves, and cyclones will have to be increased and all actors along the built environment value chain need to undertake action towards adaptation, so that buildings provide safe, reliable and healthy shelters during extreme events of any nature and the sector avoids ‘locking’ emissions in inefficient and unsafe built environments.

This event is organized by the GlobalABC Working Group on adaptation with a view to launch a global campaign on 10 principles for action for adaptation of the buildings sector derived from GlobalABC’s Call for Action on Buildings and adaptation. The event will highlight the importance for the built environment value chain stakeholders to apply these 10 principles.

With these “10 Principles for Effective Action” the intent is to rally actors around ‘one voice, one ambition’ and spur ‘radical collaboration’.


  • Soraya Khalil, Directrice of quality and technical affairs direction, Ministry of National Territory Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy, Morocco
  • Régis Meyer, French Ministry of Ecological Transition & GlobalABC co-chair
  • Karim Selouane, Founder and CEO, Resallience
  • Kamal Kishore, Co-chair, CDRI Executive Committee
  • Marianne Armstrong, Initiative Leader, Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure National Research Council of Canada
  • Professor Rajat Gupta, Director, Low Carbon Building Group, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), Oxford Brookes University
  • Jérémy Bourgault, Agence Française de Développement, PEEB
  • Monica Schroeder, Associate Director, Global Advocacy at Build Change
  • Stéphane Pouffary, Chief Executive Officer, Energies 2050
  • Elizabeth Belenchia, VP International, FIABCI
  • Andreas Gyllenhammar, CSO, Sweco
  • Idriss Kathrada, FIDIC, Sustainable Development Committee
  • Mariana Castano Can, GlobalABC