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COP26 - The Role of Energy Efficient Buildings on the Path to Net-Zero: Strategies for policy makers (WRI)

GEF Pavilion

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)

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