The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP24 or the UN Climate Conference, took place in Katowice, Poland from 3-18 December 2018. The conference concluded with many hopeful for accelerated action on climate.
As buildings account for about one-third of global carbon emissions from energy, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Constrution (GlobalABC) is actively working to raise the profile of buildings so we can lock in green growth and keep on a 1.5 degree pathway.
The GlobalABC and its memebers and partners co-organized four events listed below. Each event brings together high-level international stakeholders to have dialogues, raise awareness, and commit to concrete actions that can push the buildings sector further to be an engine for solving climate change. To learn more about the GlobalABC's impact at COP24 read: The GlobalABC and the global carbon challenge - taking buildings to COP24
1) 6 December | University of Silesia
"Greener and smarter for good: Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to unlock the potential of buildings and construction sector" Building Action Symposium
2) 7 December | Press Conference Room Warszawa Theatre
"Future-Proofing Our Communities – Transforming the Buildings and Construction sector" Launch of the 2018 Global Status Report - Towards a Zero-Emission, Efficient and Resilient Buildings and Construction Sector
GlobalABC, French Ministries of Housing and the Environment
3) 7 December | Lubelskie Room
"Human Settlements: Integrated Climate Action, Raising Ambition and Financing Multi-Level Action" Human Settlement Action Event
GlobalABC, ICLEI, G40
4) 11 December | French Pavilion
"Together towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector" Celebrating new members and action
GlobalABC and Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB)