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COP27 #BuildingsPavilion - Solutions to decarbonize the built environment

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion (lot. n°113)

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion

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

Date: 8 November 2022

Time: 16:00-17:30 Eastern European Time

Lead organisation(s): Holcim, Solar Impulse Foundation, IKEA


The focus of this event is to discuss solutions for the built environment, especially the buildings sector, to allow for resilience but also mitigation of climate change within urban settings, so as to reduce the overall impact of these. We will engage with a panel representing business, NGO, cities and investors, to highlight the technologies that exist, but also the barriers - structural and legal - that impede their rapid uptake and use. We will discuss the biggest blockages and how some of them may be overturned.

The participants will bring to bear their own experiences and those of their organizations, including the efforts they are taking to reduce their environmental footprint, and how these different entities can reduce a cities' overall environmental footprint.


1600 - 1615: Keynote - Bertrand Piccard, Chairman Solar Impulse Foundation
Bertrand Piccard to highlight the solutions that exist to ensure the built environment and construction of buildings in particular is aligned with a climate neutral future. He will highlight some of the solutions, the opportunities, but also the challenges to integrate such solutions 

1615 - 1650:Panel Moderated by Bertrand Piccard, with the panelists mentioned below:

  • Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Holcim (Panelist)
  • Jesper Brodin, CEO, IKEA (Panelist)
  • Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship (Panelist)

1650 - 1705: Q&A

1705 - 1730: Drinks (TBC) + tour of Holcim and Solar Impulse Foundation exhibits