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COP26 #BuildingsPavilion - CEO Roundtable, Buildings and construction, 'Scope 3: Advancing Faster Forward Together' (Velux)


Buildings Pavilion - The Climate Pledge Theater (Hall 5)

COP26 #BuildingsPavilion

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

Time: 14:00 - 15:30 GMT


The participants at the “CEO Roundtable, Buildings and Construction, Scope 3: Advancing Faster Forward Together” all pointed out that we need to engage the full supply chain to reduce emissions from buildings. Networks like WorldGBC and WBCSD create awarness. Mayors and city governments in the C40 network are moving forward to reduce emissions in buildings. Designers and consultants like Arup start informing their customers and client about the CO2 contend in new projects. Manufacturers like VELUX reduce emissions in own operations and the value chain. Networks like RE100 by Climate Group support companies to integrate renewables. All pointed out that we need to work in buildings full value chain.


The built environment contributes to close to 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, 50% of the world’s resource consumption and 36% of final energy demand. By 2030, the global new construction market is estimated to grow by $8 trillion, not to speak of important renovation of the current building stock. With over half of all buildings standing in 2050 still to be built, we have a critical, but narrow window for sector transformation. Only by catalyzing action and engaging in deep partnerships across the entire buildings value-chain can we decarbonize the buildings and construction sector by 2050.

This moderated Roundtable brings together leading actors at decision making level representing the entire buildings value-chain, to discuss the concrete steps we must take to jointly raise our ambition and advance faster forward together as we embrace the complexities of reducing our upstream and downstream Scope 3 emissions. The event will be finalised with a Call-to-Action including a shot video statement from the participants.


  • David Briggs, CEO of VELUX Group
  • Dr Alan Belfield, Chair of Arup Group
  • Mark Watts CEO of C40
  • Helen Clarkson CEO, The Climate Group
  • Roland Hunziker, WBCSD’s director of sustainable buildings and cities
  • Carolina Duran, Secretary for Economic Development, City of Bogota