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COP27 #BuildingsPavilion - Decarbonizing Buildings: Data, Standards, Policies and Tools to Support a Life-Cycle Approach

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

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion

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

Date: 11 November 2022

Time: 14:30-15:30 Eastern European Time

Lead organisation(s): ARUP, FIDIC, ICC

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In many communities buildings represent a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions—globally representing approximately 40 percent of energy related emissions. Initiatives are underway to reduce these impacts—initially focused on the energy used during the operations phase. However, as buildings approach net-zero energy and carbon in their operations, the embodied carbon in the materials and construction process used become increasingly important. A holistic approach looking across the entire life cycle of a building is essential to reduce the climate impacts of the built environment. However, until recently, the data and tools necessary for such a holistic approach have been lacking. This panel of representatives from across the building value chain will examine the policies, practices, data, and tools necessary to accelerate the decarbonisation of the built environnent.


  • Vere Shaba, Head of African program, WorldGBC Africa
  • Nazly Asadollahpour, ESG Head manager, Majid-al-Futtaim
  • Nigel Tonks, Sustainable Development Director, ARUP
  • Ryan Colker, Vice President Innovation, International Code Council
  • Robert Spencer, ESG Manager AECOM, FIDIC SDC Vice-Pdt