BPIE at COP28 for the decarbonisation of the building stock

The need to decarbonise the building stock to tackle climate change is becoming more and more undeniable. On this year's COP edition, BPIE will be present at various sessions and side events of the Buildings Pavilion. BPIE director, Oliver Rapf, will participate in four sessions on the decarbonisation of buildings as well as reconstructing the built environment after conflicts and disasters. Additionally, this COP edition will see the launch of the Buildings Breakthrough platform.

Below is a detailed summary of the sessions in which BPIE’s director, Oliver Rapf, will participate:

  • Drivers of decarbonisation: transformation, trends, and levers in the buildings sector (LIVESTREAMED), on 5 December at 11:30 – 13:00 GST. Join the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the COP28 Buildings Pavilion where they will introduce the U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market: State of Decarbonization 2023 report in partnership with Arup. This report is the first to bring together key data on this sector and the mechanisms for reducing buildings’ carbon emissions in one place, and it offers thought-provoking data on disparities in progress pointing to the need for place-based strategies.
  • Sustainable and climate-friendly reconstruction of built environment after conflicts and disasters, on 6 December at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm GST. In this COP 28 side event, international and Ukrainian experts will discuss frameworks, technologies, policies, and practical steps toward a sustainable reconstruction of infrastructure and the built environment after conflicts and disasters. Speakers will discuss how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during reconstruction to avoid unnecessary climate impacts and share experience in planning reconstruction on national and city levels.

This year’s COP edition will also see the launch of the Buildings Breakthrough initiative, a platform to accelerate climate action on building, which will take place on 6 December, 12:30-14:15 GST in Al Waha Theatre, Blue Zone, Presidency Space.

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