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COP27 #BuildingsPavilion - Clean Heat Forum Roundtable – Collectively Raising Ambition of Clean Heating Policy Solutions & Technology Deployment

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

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion

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

Date: 15 November 2022

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

Lead organisation(s): Clean Heat Forum




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Launched during COP26, the Clean Heat Forum is a program of UNEP’s Global Alliance for Building and Construction, co-led by the United Kingdom government and RMI, and convened with additional leadership from the European Heat Pump Association, Regulatory Assistance Project, E3G, and other national and subnational governments leading the efforts to decarbonize the heating sector.

Nearly 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are direct emissions from the building sector, primarily the result of processes to meet space and water heating demand, an urgent focus on rapid deployment of clean heating solutions is critical to the fight against global climate disruption.

The hour-long event hosted by the Clean Heat Forum at the Buildings Pavilion for COP27 will provide real-world progress updates and examples of clean heating solutions from key players in the movement.

The objectives of the event are to:

  • Highlight the need for clean heating progress over the next decade and by mid-century
  • Provide insights into some of the opportunities and challenges uncovered by the Clean Heat Forum’s first year of work
  • Provide examples and updates of on-the-ground progress from stakeholders leading clean heating efforts
  • Invite more governments and stakeholders to join the Clean Heat Forum


  • Kersti Berge, Director of Climate and Energy, Scottish Government
  • Graeme Maidment, United Kingdom Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy
  • Xu Wei, China Academy of Building Research
  • Emmanuel De Lanversin, Deputy Director, Ministry of Ecological Transition, DHUP, France
  • David Smedick, Policy Manager, RMI Carbon Free Buildings and Clean Heat Forum (Moderator)