Format: Moderated roundtable discussion, with active audience engagement, in-person only
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The leaders of the private sector recognize the importance of the Buildings breakthrough and are strongly supportive. In this event, we will explore the tangible steps private sector actors in the built environment can and need to take before the presentation of the Buildings Breakthrough during the ministerial Global Forum in Paris in March 2024.
In a first session with CEO and C-suite representatives, they will discuss how the Market Transformation shared action agenda will convey the business actions and strongly support building breakthrough achievements. This will be followed by a session discussing levers of change from a number of perspectives, with a dedicated focus on circularity and reducing embodied carbon in the built environment.
The overall aim is to collect inputs and integrate participants' actions that can then be taken forward towards the Global Forum in March 2024.
- Discuss what steps need to be taken by private actors before the Global Forum in March 2024 by:
- Having an open discussion on how to drive change very concretely as a business: what is already happening, and what needs to be done going forward
- In doing so, zoom in on the cooperative element by bringing in different sectoral/practice perspectives
Relevant resources for the Market Transformation
- Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Conseiller Direction générale de l'Aménagement du Logement et de la Nature, French Government
- Diane Holdorf, Executive Vice President, WBCSD
- Eva Hinkers, Europe CEO, Arup
- Fleming Voetmann, VP for External Relations and Sustainability, Velux
- Lena Hök, Executive Vice President Sustainability and Innovation, Skanska
- Gilles Vermot Desroches - Chief Citizenship & Institutional Affairs Officer, Schneider Electric
- Lori Ferriss, Senior Fellow, Architecture 2030
- Tim Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, RICS
- Juan Caballero, Chief of Programs, Build Change
- Ryan Colker, VP Innovation, International Code Council
- Roland Hunziker, Director Built Environment, WBCSD
Opening welcome and scene setting
Buildings Breakthrough and Buildings forum introduction and link Market Transformation as agenda for non party stakeholders
High-level market transformation framing
A dialogue on the importance of circularity and carbon accounting in buildings: coming together on common methodologies
17:25 - 17:30
Roland Hunziker, Director Built Environment, WBCSD
For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better indoor environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into buildings all over the world. Our products help create bright, healthy, and energy-efficient places to live, work, learn and play in. We sell roof windows and modular skylights, blinds, sun screening products and shutters as well as smart home solutions.
About Build Change
Build Change is transforming the systems for regulating, financing, building, and improving houses around the world. Our engineers, builders, coders, policy advocates, and lending partners are providing urgently needed housing solutions in the world’s most disaster-prone countries. Since 2004, we have safeguarded more than $4B in housing infrastructure assets across Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific, improving the lives of over 1 million people and building new or retrofitting more than 200,000 buildings.
About Architecture 2030
Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major emitter of greenhouse gasses to a central solution to the climate crisis. For nearly two decades, we’ve provided the leadership and designed the actions needed to achieve the CO2 emissions reductions for a high probability of limiting planetary warming to 1.5°C. Our action plan has two primary objectives: Achieve a dramatic reduction in the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the built environment by 2030, and a complete phase-out of fossil fuel CO2 emissions by 2040; and, Advance the development of sustainable, resilient, equitable, and zero-carbon buildings, communities and cities.
About International Code Council
The International Code Council is the leading global source of building safety solutions. ICC’s codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.
RICS is a leading professional body working in the public interest to advance knowledge, uphold standards, and inspire current and future professionals. Our members help to create and protect built and natural environments that are sustainable, resilient and inclusive for all.
With a heritage of over 150 years, RICS sets the standard for over 130,000 members and candidates operating in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure across more than 140 countries globally.
Our trusted data and insight guides decision makers and governments helping to shape public policy, deliver positive societal change and provide a foundation for confident markets. Our members influence the quality of lives, underpin societies and drive economies. Everything we do supports our current and future membership to uphold, advance and inspire professionalism for the benefit of society.