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[COP28] What if we made sure buildings and cities perform?: Commitments, Accountability & Achievements
| 14:30 - 15:30 Gulf Standard Time (GST)

Time: 14:30 - 15:30 local time
Participating Organisations: Monash University Australia, Monash University Indonesia, the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), World Benchmarking Alliance, CLASP and Mahindra Lifespaces

Event Description
According to the Buildings Global Status Report 2022 (UNEP), “80 percent of countries now refer to buildings as part of their Nationally Determined Contribution action plans, compared to around 69 per cent in 2020. This is a positive sign as more governments recognize and make commitments to the role buildings play in their decarbonization actions.” Many commitments are also made by non-state actor parties outside of NDCs, such as corporations and municipalities. How do we make sure these commitments are upheld and achieved? 

Join this session to hear case studies on how to increase the transparency on climate, social and environmental performance of the built environment to inform action. As well as pathways to turn commitments into achievements. 

Event Objectives
Based on case studies, map out practical steps to turn commitments into achievements. 
Showcase tools and approaches to increase the transparency on climate, social and natural performance of the built environment.

Peter Graham, Executive Director, GBPN & Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Monash University
Dr Sunita Purushottam, Board Chair, GBPN & Head of Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespace Developers
Hilari Varnadore, Vice President - Cities, USGBC
Vicky Sins, Decarbonization & Energy transformation Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance
Lauren Boucher, Manager - Clean Energy Access and Climate Research, CLASP

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