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Transforming the Built Environment at COP26 - Agenda

Published: 1 Nov 2021
Type: Publication

The built environment represents close to 40% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of global resource extraction. That has to change if we are to reach the climate mitigation targets set out in the Paris Agreement. We need immediate action and collaboration from all stakeholders to achieve the shift to a net-zero and resilient built environment. If we don’t take action today, we risk locking in emissions and vulnerability into our buildings and infrastructure that will become increasingly costly to mitigate in the future.  

Join us at COP26, virtually or in person, to discuss the necessary steps for halving global construction emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050.  

Built environment market transformation   
2 November, 9:30 am - 11:00 am GMT, Buildings Pavilion - Hosted by Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction - The Climate Pledge Theatre – Hall 5 
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Investors' role in the Race to Zero: How to shift building investments towards Paris-alignment 
3 November, 10:00 am -11:00 am GMT, Buildings Pavilion hosted by Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction - The Climate Pledge Theatre - COP26 Blue Zone - Hall 5 
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Net-zero buildings: How do we get there?  
8 November,17:15 to 18:30 GMT, Buildings Pavilion - Hosted by Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction - The Climate Pledge Theatre - COP26 Blue Zone, Hall 5 
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MPGCA Industry Action Event: Driving Industry Ambition and action to deliver net-zero by 2050 and build climate resilience 
9 November, 10:30-14:15 GMT, The SSE Hydro, Blue Zone 
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The business case for circular buildings  
9 November,14:30 - 15:30 GMT, Buildings Pavilion - Hosted by Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction – Boardroom - COP26 Blue Zone, Hall 4 
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Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day: Building places for people to thrive in a zero-carbon, resilient future 
11 November, 09:00-17:30 GMT - Featuring high-level roundtables in the UK Presidency and Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action spaces:

Building a Better World Together: Accelerating Deep Collaboration for Built Environment Climate Action 
11November, 09:00-10:30 GMT, The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow - The Cairn Gorm Plenary Room 
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Leading collaborative action in the Built Environment – Business Leaders panel 
11 November, 11:55-12:50 GMT, Global Climate Action Room 1 
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Ministers and Mayors on Buildings as Critical Climate Solutions 
11 November, 16:00-17:30 GMT, UK Presidency Pavilion, Blue Zone 
Livestreaming link

Building on COP26 Reception 
11 November, 18:30 onwards, Buildings Pavilion - Hosted by Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction – The Climate Pledge Theatre (Blue Zone) - Hall 5 (in person only) 

For a full overview of all our activities at COP26, please click here.

For further information, please click here: GLOBALABC #BUILDINGSPAVILION or Business Pavilion for Climate 

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