COP26 #BuildingsPavilion - Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day
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Place: Buildings Pavilion - The Climate Pledge Theatre (Hall 5)
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
On the occasion of the Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26, a group of nations, companies, and organizations announced the launch of a global collaborative effort to accelerate the adoption of clean heating solutions for buildings: the "Clean Heat Forum - Accelerating heating decarbonization in buildings with the GlobalABC”. Clean Heat Forum members and representatives from the UK BEIS, the Scottish Government, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan, the City of Prague, RMI, REN21, The European Heat Pump Association, Octopus Energy Group and KT-Energy LLC underlined the need for collaboration to accelerate a global shift towards buildings heating decarbonization for achieving the Paris Agreement, and highlighted the possibility offered by the Forum to fill a critical gap, enabling participants to co-create and share best practices, policies, standards, and public engagement strategies to reduce one of the largest sources of climate-disrupting air pollution.
Heating is a major cause of operational CO2 emissions from the built environment. This new initiative, under the leadership of the UK government and the umbrella of the GlobalABC, rallies national governments in corresponding climatic zones, regions, and the private sector to decarbonize buildings' heating through shaping a common vision and targets; exchanging best practices; and co-creating standards. The event will show how some countries, regions, cities, industries are already championing/engaging on this agenda, and will underline the need for collaboration to accelerate a global shift towards buildings heating decarbonization for achieving the Paris Agreement.
- Jon Creyts, Chief Program officer, RMI
- Lord Callanan, Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, UK BEIS
- Patrick Harvie, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Scottish Government
- Rasmi Hamzeh, Executive Director, Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
- Clementine Cowton, Director Of External Affairs, Octopus Energy Group
- Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21
- Mayor Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of Prague, Czech Republic
- Kateryna Levik, KT-Energy LLC, Ukraine
- Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)