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COP27 #BuildingsPavilion - Building capacity and hope: Shaping a future-ready built environment for emerging economies

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion, Auditorium (lot. n°113)

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion

Place: #BuildingsPavilion Auditorium (lot. n°113)

Date: 11 November 2022

Time: 9:00-10:00 Eastern European Time

Lead organisation(s): Saint-Gobain



Watch Recording


By 2050, Africa's fast-growing population will make up a quarter of the global population. In our changing climate, buildings, which account for 39% of carbon emissions, must not only decarbonise, but also accommodate growing populations and be climate resilient. 

In regions that are most vulnerable to the impact of severe climate change, how can governments, communities and businesses rapidly scale building solutions that are low-carbon, equitable and sustainable? What will it take - technologically, socially, politically and economically - to get from commitment to capacity to completion?

  • Benoit Bazin, C.E.O., Saint-Gobain (Opening remarks)
  • Elizabeth Wangeci Chege, Energy Efficiency & Cooling Specialist, SEforALL and Chair of Africa Regional Network, WorldGBC
  • Dr. Hend Farrouh, Prof. of Environment & Sustainable Urban Development, Housing & Building National Research Center
  • Tarek El Gamal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Redcon Construction
  • Sophie Lambin, Chief Executive, Kite Insights (moderator)