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Zero Carbon Building Accelerator Global Launch Webinar (WRI, UNEP, GEF)

Date: 22 June

Time: 15:00 - 16:30 CET

Join the World Resources Institute, the UN Environment Programme, and the Global Environment Facility for the launch of the Zero Carbon Building Accelerator (ZCBA), a new project partnering with national and city leaders to push the building sector toward global climate goals through decarbonization roadmaps and action plans.

The ZCBA builds on five years of success and learning through the BEA platform, a global, cross-sectoral effort to assist national and subnational governments with policy and programming to improve energy efficiency. The ZCBA takes the BEA's expertise, resources and network and expands it into a broader mandate to decarbonize the world’s buildings by 2050. The Accelerator also begins implementation of Zero Carbon Buildings for All, a global initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit.

With the support of the GEF, UN Environment, World Green Building Council and other global partners, the ZCBA will coordinate the development of roadmaps and action plans toward a zero-carbon building sector by 2050, beginning in partner countries Colombia and Turkey and eventually spreading throughout the BEA’s expansive network of subnational partners through “net-zero-ready” programming.

In this launch webinar, global thought leaders will speak about the urgent challenges inherent in building sector decarbonization and what kind of business and planning models can help us overcome these challenges. How do we plan for 2050 goals while encouraging action now? How do we incorporate resilience, health and equity into zero-carbon buildings? Sustainable building champions from Colombia and Turkey will outline their national and local visions for a zero-carbon future and how ZCBA can enable them.

Martina Otto, head of the GlobalABC Secretariat, will participate in the event and present the GlobalABC and its work towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector.

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