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[WEBINAR] "National alliances for buildings and construction" - PEEB

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The Programme Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB) warmly invites you to learn more about national alliances and how to get them started in the upcoming webinar on their report National alliances for buildings and construction – Long-term partnerships for the energy transition on 22 April 2020 from 4 to 5 PM (UTC+1).  

This recently published report features national alliances and their success factors. It explores the experience of five alliances in France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco and Tunisia, and gives recommendations for establishing new ones. It demonstrates the potential and importance of national alliances in the transition towards low-emission, resilient and efficient buildings.

See below a summary of the webinar: 



The webinar on national alliances presented the PEEB report ‘National Alliances for Buildings and Construction – Long-term Partnerships for the Energy Transition’. It was a joint effort by GlobalABC, the French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition (MTES), and the Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB). It also featured testimonies from representatives of the German, Mexican and Moroccan national alliances. The webinar on 22 April attracted 51 participants from 19 different countries.

The welcome by Natacha Nass (GlobalABC) highlighted the value added of a national alliance both in terms of national activities (awareness raising, innovation promotion, providing a link and encouraging collaboration among members of the building and construction sector) and in terms of regional and international coordination through the national cascading of global and regional roadmaps.

Régis Meyer (MTES) provided the context in reminding the participants that the real estate sector needs a 77% emissions reduction by 2050 to reach the Paris climate goals. He highlighted that national alliances play a central role in mobilising actors along the real estate sector towards this goal.

Helen Naser (PEEB) summarised the characteristics of national alliances regarding membership, structure, objectives and activities, and gave an overview of five national alliances from France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco and Tunisia. She concluded with the paper’s recommendations for establishing new national alliances:

1)         Developing a common vision and goal

2)         Setting up a simple and engaging organisational structure

3)         Advocating jointly with clear messages


The presentation of the paper was followed by updates from several national alliances:

-           Alejandro Carrazco (Mexico, ALENER/GlobalABC Mexico) explained that the support from and involvement of national institutions and governments, and the unification of speech, information and agenda work well. More joint work with key programmes, recognising the potential of the building and construction sector for climate change policies, and applying regulations remain an opportunity.

-           Sonja Leidner (Germany, dena/geea) gave an insight into current priorities such as the development of private-sector consolidated policy recommendation briefs for the government’s energy transition in the building sector and underlined the strong private sector contribution in geea.

-           Ilyas Essabai (Morocco, Ministry for National Territory Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Politics/AMBC) said that sustaining actions and initiatives in the absence of legal structures and financial resources in a challenge in the Moroccan context, making AMBC’s current priorities the development of a clear strategy for this.


More information can be found in the report – for any further questions, please get in touch with the PEEB team via