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COP27 Implementation Lab - Achieving the Built Environment 2030 Breakthrough

COP27 Roundtable Room, Blue Zone

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 Implementation Lab: Achieving the Built Environment 2030 Breakthrough



Place: Action Room 2, Climate Action Zone

Lead organizations: UN High Level Climate Champions

Date: 17 November 2022

Time: 12:30-14:00 EET

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Actors demonstrate existing, acted-upon solutions being played out in the sector, and in cities, that are enabling us to achieve the 2030 Breakthrough. This discussion will focus on enablers (with a focus on supply-demand) to scale these solutions at pace and make the call to action to do even more before COP28 in UAE, where Buildings will be a focus sector for the COP28 Presidency.
Fast-paced solutions sharing will build upon the HLCC 2030 Breakthrough Update lever actions (e.g. policy, supply, demand, etc.) to give tangible granularity to the actions we are talking about scaling.


  • Victoria Burrows, Director, Advancing Net Zero, WorldGBC
  • Nigel Topping, UK High Level Climate Champion
  • Nidhi Baiswar, Sustainability & Climate Leadership Director, JLL
  • Smith Mordak, Director of Sustainability and Physics, Buro Happold
  • Balsam Nehme, Head of Buildings Sustainability, Dar Al-Handasah
  • Hastings Chikoko, Africa Regional Director, C40
  • Lucy Livesley,  Policy & External Affairs Director, REALL
  • Alejandra Rivera, Global Programme Manager, Built Environment, IHRB