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Buildings Day

Paris, 03 December 2015

Buildings Day will be held at COP21 on 3 December 2015

The first ‘Buildings Day’, to be held at COP21 on 3 December 2015, provides an opportunity to launch an unprecedented alliance of organizations collectively committed to:

Helping to put the buildings and construction sector on the “below 2 °C path”
Aligning existing initiatives, commitments and programmes to achieve greater scale and increase the pace of efficiency actions
Catalysing stronger collaboration and targeting sectoral and cross sectoral climate action and solutions for all
The Buildngs Day will take place during December 3rd, 2015, and includes different events:

Mobilizing the Building and Construction Sector for Climate Action
10:00-18:15 Le Bourget (Innovation Gallery)

The Innovations Gallery space is sponsored by the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

10:00 Opening, welcome and Introductions

10:15-10:45 Climate Change, SDGs and Habitat III: Buildings in the International Agenda

10:45-12:00 Session A – Goals and Solutions: The Building Sector’s <2oC degrees pathways 12:00-12:30 Break & display of videos 12:30-13:45 Session B Government Leadership in Policy & Strategies 13:45-14:45 Session C: Sub-National Leadership & Action 14:45 Closing remarks and call for action 15:00-18:15 Lima Paris Action Agenda Buildings Session- Livestream from the Blue Zone *** LPAA Buildings Action Session 15:00-18:15 Le Bourget (Blue Zone) - download draft agenda The building sector has an oversized environmental footprint, yet significant opportunities exist to change and to meet the challenges of climate change. How can building sector stakeholders collaborate to better share information and knowledge, develop and share solutions generated by governments, businesses and civil society, and facilitate greater scale of actions to help transform the building sector and contribute to the 2 degree path? Session 1: Setting the scene 15h00 - 15h40 Welcome and Keynote speech Session 2: Taking action 15h40 - 17h40 Video introduction (5 min) Panel I. Public Policies : Readiness to implement long term action plans Moderated by Ligia Noronha (UNEP) this panel will address the key role of jurisdictions to organize and facilitate by integrated policy package and collaborative approach the shift to low carbon and resilient build environment. Panel II. Value Chain Transformation: is the building sector ready for massive deployment of low emitting buildings and deep renovations? Moderated by Terri Wills (WorldGBC) This panel will address how building sector stakeholders can better work together to scale up solutions adapted to local circumstances Panel III. Bridging the investment gap: finance ready to increase investment in Building efficiency? Moderated by Peter Sweatman (Climate Strategy and Partners), this panel will address the critical need to scale up the public and private financing of EE and sustainable buildings. Panelists will illustrate why buildings and EE can contribute to realizing countries’ INDCs and how the financial sector can help support them. Launch of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction 17h45– 18h15 Summary and Way Forward by the Government of Morocco, chair of the next COP UNEP and the Government of France jointly launch the Global Alliance on Buildings and Construction

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