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UNEP SBCI Fall Symposium


Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CST)

UNEP SBCI Fall Symposium

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25-26 November,   Paris, France

UNEP-SBCI will hold its 2013 Fall Symposium, ‘Global Action towards Resource Efficiency and Climate Mitigation in the Building Sector’ in Paris France on 25-26 November.  The two-day workshop will focus on actions that must be taken to achieve the full resource efficiency and climate mitigation potential of the building sector.  

The 2013 Fall Symposium, supported by Paris-based UNEP-SBCI partner, Global Buildings Performance Network, will be an informative and forward-looking dialogue contributing to establishment of a relevant global vision for the sector.  

UNEP-SBCI Fall Symposium on Sustainable Buildings

Paris, France

25-26 November 2013

Global Action towards Resource Efficiency and Climate Mitigation in the Building Sector

08:00 – 18:00 Monday. 25 November 2013    Venue:  UNESCO


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

8:00 – 9:00           Registration

9:00 – 9:20           Welcome and Opening Remarks: UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics;

Stephane Pouffary, UNEP-SBCI Advisory Board Chair and ENERGIES 2050 Chief Executive Officer & Founder Honorary President 

9:20– 9:50            Keynote Address and  Q&A:  TBD 

9:50 – 11:20         Session 1: Creating a Resource Efficient Building Sector

An Overview of UNEP’s Building Sector Activities,  Curt Garrigan, UNEP-SBCI

Incorporating Life Cycle Approach in the Building Sector, Llorenc Mila I Canals, UNEP-Life Cycle Initiative

Sustainable Buildings- Ongoing Work in the European Commission, Josefina Lindblom, Policy Officer, Directorate General for the Environment, European Commission

State of Play Reporting

France- CSTB,Ana Cunha Cribellier - Chair of Policy Taskforce of World Green Building Council (Europe Regional Network), International Affairs of QUALITEL

Africa Sub-Saharan Countries- Ms. Philippine Waterkeyn, Project Manager, ENERGIES 2050;

Latin America- César Ulises Treviño, Mexico Green Building Council

11:20– 11:45       Coffee/ Tea

11:45 – 13:00      Session 2: Greening the Building Sector

 Moderated by Elisa Tonda, Head of Business and Industry Unit, UNEP

 UNEP-SBCI Task Force on Supply Chain – Key Findings and Lessons  Noel Morrin, SVP Sustainability & Green Support, SKANSKA

Presentations and Panel Discussion: Tools and Actions to Green the Supply Chain

  •       Developing Metrics for Materials,’ Helen Goodland- Brantwood Consulting, UNEP-SBCI Materials Committee Chair
  •      ‘Sustainable Use of Construction Materials,’ Soizick de Tilly, Environment Directorate, OECD
  •      UNEP- Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative- Fanny Demassieux, Head, Responsible Consumption Unit – SCP Branch, UNEP
  •        UNEP-SBCI Task Force Members

13:00 – 14:00      Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:30     Session 3: 10 Year Framework of Programmes- A Programme on Sustainable Buildings and Construction  Moderated by Stephane Pouffary, UNEP-SBCI Advisory Board Chair

Introduction to 10YFP- Adriana Zacarias, 10YFP Secretariat

Incorporating the Building Sector in National SCP Strategies- Challenges and Opportunities:

Development of a Programme on SBC  (Panel Discussion)

Sylvain Chevassus, EU and International Policy Officer, Bureau of Sustainable Consumption and

Production, Ministry for Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Advisor (Europe Regional Network) World Green Building Council

Benjamin Gill, BioRegional- One Planet Communities

Harri Hakaste, Department of the Built Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Natacha Zuinen, Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Department, General Secretariat,

Public Service of Wallonia, Belgium

15:30 – 16:00      Coffee/ Tea Break

16:00 – 17:45      Session 4: Resource Efficient Cities- Integrating Buildings and Cities

                                Moderated by Arab Hoballah

An overview: UNEP-Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities  Soraya Smaoun, UNEP

Panel Discussion:

Javier Corcuera, Chairman of Environmental Protection Agency (ARPA) of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Representative of C40 Cities

Yann Francoise, Head of Climate and Energy Strategies, City of Paris

Matthew Lynch, Director, Urban Infrastructure Initiative, World Business Council for Sustainable Developmeny

Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders

Costis Toregas, Eye on Earth and its Community Sustainability and Resilience Initiative 

17:45 – 18:00      Closing Remarks: UNEP

19:00                     UNEP-SBCI Dinner (UNEP-SBCI partners only)


09:00 – 17:30 Tuesday, 26 November 2013



9:00 - 10:30       UNEP-SBCI Committee Meetings (UNEP-SBCI Partners only)

  • Sustainable Buildings Steering Committee
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Energy & GHG Technical Advisory Committee
  • Material Technical Advisory Committee

                       10YFP Consultations

SBC Programme Partners including representatives from research institution, technical and professional networks, international agencies, and governments

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee/Tea

11:00 – 11:15      Co-Host(s) Welcome Remarks – Peter Graham, Executive Director GBPN

11:15 – 12:30      Session 5: The Challenges of Implementing Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector  (Coordinated by GBPN)

Jens Laustsen – Technical Director GBPN

Marc La France – International Energy Agency Codes Framework

Roland Hunziker –  World Business Council for Sustainable Development, EEB 2.0

Discussion Q&A 

12:30 – 13:30      Networking Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Session 6: Energy Efficiency- Developing Policies for Better Performance (coordinated by UNEP Energy Branch) Moderated by Mark Radka, Chief, Energy Branch, UNEP-DTIE

An Overview of UNEP Energy and Climate Initiatives

Financing Energy Efficiency- Frank Hovorka, Head of Sustainable Real Estate Policy, Caisse des

Depôt Group; Co-Chair, Property Working Group, UNEP-Finance Initiative

Technologies for Energy Efficiency- Building Integration of PV--- Dr. Silke Krawietz, LUISS University

Business School, Rome Italy

Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa- Vincent Kitio, Chief, Urban Energy Unit, UN


Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the Building Sector in Asia, Curt

Garrigan, UNEP-SBCI

15:00 – 15:30      Coffee/Tea

15:30 – 15:40      Sustainable Buildings Conference Series- 2013 Summary and Preview of SB14- Barcelona

Nils Larsson, International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE)

15:40 - 17:15       Session 7:   A Global Vision for Sustainable Buildings (Panel Discussion)

Moderated by Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption and Production-UNEP

Peter Börkey, Environment Directorate, OECD

Teresa Coady, Chief Operating Officer, Kasian Architects, Vancouver

Peter Graham, Executive Director, GBPN

Bruno Mesureur, Director of Marketing & International Development CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment)

Soraya Smaoun, Acting Head, UNEP-Built Environment Unit

17:15                     Closing UNEP and co-host(s)

http://www.unep.org/sbci/                                                        http://www.gbpn.org/

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

When & Where

UNESCO Conference Center
7 place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris

Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CST)

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