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COP27 #BuildingsPavilion - An Integrated Net Zero Approach

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

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion

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

Date: 10 November 2022

Time: 10:30-11:30 Eastern European Time

Lead organisation(s): Dar Al-Handasah Consultants

Watch Recording


Climate change and the race to zero present the greatest ever challenge to the designers, architects and engineers of urban systems: the buildings and infrastructure that make up and support our cities. The urban climate transformation relies upon both the rapid deployment of innovative and integrated urban systems, and the deep engagement with urban communities to build a consensus for change. High priorities are the renewable electrification and resilience of transport and buildings, circular approach to material supply chains and the use of digital systems to optimize and scale solutions.

We must acknowledge the systemic connections between buildings, infrastructure and people if we are to imagine solutions that garner broad support. We must also build the governance for both public procurement and private investment to better embed high ambition into all our projects. System change at the speed demanded by science and technology requires us to think creatively, bring our best and most innovative engineering capability to the table and bring communities and businesses on the journey towards decarbonizing our built environment.


  • Talal Shair – CEO and Chairman, Dar Group – [Keynote Speaker]
  • Faysal Shair – Head of Digital Practice, Dar
  • Balsam Nehme – Head of Sustainability, Dar
  • Richard Palmer – Climate and Sustainability Global Lead, Introba (Dar Group)
  • Victoria Burrows – Director of Net Zero Program, WGBC
  • Stephen Anderson – Strategy & Markets Leader, PwC