Time: 13:30 - 14:45 GMT
Place: GEF Pavilion
Leading up to COP26, countries globally are committing to new, ambitious targets to reach net-zero by 2050. Buildings play a critical role in transitioning to a net-zero future, as they are responsible for about 40% of the global energy consumption and one-third of global GHG emissions. Transforming the built environment is critical to tackling the climate targets.
This event will present opportunities from the next generation of energy efficiency in the built environment to accelerate progress toward net-zero goals. Speakers will present examples from the private and public sectors on innovative programs that reduce the costs of mitigating emissions in the built environment while advancing social development, enhancing energy security and quality of life, and creating jobs.
Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy, WRI
Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency, IEA
Carolina Urrutia, Secretary of the Environment, Bogotá
H.E. Jorge Rivera, Energy Secretary, Panama
Vincent Petit, Senior Vice-President, Global Strategy Prospective, Schneider Electric
Melanie Slade, Senior Programme Manager, IEA
Sayda Rodríguez, Head of the Ministry of Sustainable Development of the State of Yucatán, Mexico
Filippo Berardi, Lead Climate Change Focal Area, GEF (Moderator)