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Buildings Day at Conference of the Parties 22 (COP22)

10 November 2016 | 10 November 2016

Category/Theme: GABC Side Events - Climate Action

Organizer: Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea & Ministry of Housing and Territorial Equality of the French Republic; UN Environment, Economy Division

Location: Morocco, Marrakech

Summary

Summary: 10 November 2016 was dedicated to Cities and Human Settlements. GABC co-organized a Buildings Day. Facilitated by the GABC and ICLEI, during Buildings Day GABC and its members and partners identified opportunities to meet country needs and support specific activities in the buildings and construction sector that contribute to Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation. 10 November 2016 was dedicated to Cities and Human Settlements. GABC co-organized a Buildings Day. Facilitated by the GABC and ICLEI, during Buildings Day GABC and its members and partners identified opportunities to meet country needs and support specific activities in the buildings and construction sector that contribute to Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation. During the session, in dialogue 1 participants discussed actions which combine emission reduction with efficient, safe and affordable housing. Access to finance was identified as a crucial point. Dialogue 2 focused on how to overcome market barriers through attracting investors and giving priority to innovative solutions and players. Outcomes included recommendations for short and medium-term actions. 10 November 2016 was dedicated to Cities and Human Settlements. GABC co-organized a Buildings Day. Facilitated by the GABC and ICLEI, during Buildings Day GABC and its members and partners identified opportunities to meet country needs and support specific activities in the buildings and construction sector that contribute to Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation. The Building Action Day’s morning session consisted of a press conference and 2 showcase sessions. The press conference highlighted the role of the GABC, which, through the development of the Global Status Report and a Global Roadmap towards low-GHG and resilient buildings, supports establishing an action agenda for the sector. The 2 showcase sessions focused on the contribution needed from the building sector to achieve the well-below 2-degree objective of the Paris Climate Agreement. The first one highlighted the development of a roadmap and a Global Status Report. The second one, structured as two panel discussions, focused on needs and solutions to support the buildings and construction sector’s climate action at all levels of governance. During the first panel, participants discussed actions which combine emission reduction with efficient, safe and affordable housing. Access to finance was identified as a crucial point. The second panel focused on how to overcome market barriers through attracting investors and giving priority to innovative solutions and players. Outcomes included recommendations for short and medium-term actions. The panels also discussed the GABC Work Areas Education and Awareness, Public Policies, Market Transformation, Finance, and Measurement, Data and Accountability.

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