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UNEP-SBCI 2013 Symposium


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

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The United Nations Environment Programme - Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) is holding its Symposium on Sustainable Buildings on 15 May 2013 in Changsha, China, graciously hosted by UNEP-SBCI partner BROAD Group


UNEP-SBCI Symposium, Wednesday May 15

The Symposium on Sustainable Buildings will focus on technical and policy developments at the international level and in the region. Highlighted will be tools and strategies, including efforts to green the building sector supply chain, and new opportunities for Climate Mitigation in the Building Sector through Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and national climate strategies.  The symposium will include discussions from policy-makers from local, regional and national authorities and presentations from technical experts from across the world.


09:00 – 18:00 Wednesday, 15 May 2013 

Master of
:        Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNEP


8:00-8:30              Registration


8:30-9:30              Sustainable Buildings and Renovation Project Visit – BROAD Group


9:30-9:45              Welcome and Opening Remarks: Mr. Zhang Yue, Chairman- BROAD Group (confirmed);

Mr. Arab Hoballah- UNEP (confirmed);


9:45-10:30            Keynote Address & Q&A:  (TBD) 


10:30-11:45         Session 1: Urbanization and Sustainable Cities chaired by Mr. Zhang Yue Chairman- BROAD

This session will be an open forum.  Intergovernmental, National and local Authority Representatives (5-6 high ranking stakeholders) will participate in this forum.


11:45-12:00         Networking Coffee/ Tea


12:00-13:15         Session 2:  Promoting Resource and Energy Efficiency in Buildings (TECHNICAL  SESSION)  Chaired by Jens Laustsen, Technical Director, Global Buildings Performance Network,

·         Greening the Building Sector Supply Chain - Stephane Pouffary, UNEP-SBCI Chair (confirmed) and Dongmei Chen, Institute for Industrial Productivity- China (confirmed)

·         UNEP-SBCI Sustainable Buildings Protocol-  Piloting a framework for Reporting- Rodney Milford, Construction Industry Development Board, South Africa

·         Developing Metrics for Material Efficiency, Helen Goodland, Brantwood Consulting


13:15 – 14:15      Networking Lunch


14:15-14:45        Special presentation: Government of Hunan Province (tbc)  


14:45– 16:00      Session 3:  The Economics of Sustainable Buildings (POLICY SESSION) Chaired by Mr. Roger Platt, Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Law, US Green Building Council (tbc)


-       Kevin Mo, Director, The Energy Foundation in China (confirmed)

-       Silvia Sartori, Project Leader, SWITCH Asia, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and ZHANG Yongming  Tongji Sino-European Energy Efficient Building Training & Research Centre  (confirmed)

-       Arab Hoballah, UNEP(confirmed)

-       Ministry Representatives


16:00 – 16:15      Networking Coffee/ Tea


16:15 – 17:45      Session 4: Policies and Strategies for Resource Efficiency and Climate Mitigation (POLICY SESSION), Chaired by Arab Hoballah, UNEP

·         Introduction to the Framework for Sustainable Consumption and Production-  Developing a Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme

·         International Mechanisms for Mitigation: NAMAs and CDM, Victoria Novikova, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

·         Implementing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (Panel Discussion)

o    Ms. Araya Nuntapotidech, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand (confirmed)

o    Mr. La Tran Bac, Department of International Cooperation and Science, Technology – ISD, Vietnam Environment Administration (TBC)

o    Mr. Noer Adi Wardojo, Assistant Deputy for Standards and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia (confirmed)

o    Professor Xudong Yang, Department of Building Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing (confirmed)

o    Ministry of Environment Representatives: The Philippines.(tbc)



17:45 – 18:00      Closing Remarks: Mr. Arab Hoballah, UNEP (Confirmed)






Have questions about UNEP-SBCI 2013 Symposium? Contact UNEP-SBCI

When & Where

Changsha, Hunan

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

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The UNEP-SBCI is a partnership of major public and private sector stakeholders in the building sector, working to promote sustainable building policies and practices worldwide.

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