The World Green Building Council is to host a session on Net Zero buildings at the 2016 Business & Climate Summit in London, one of the leading annual forums where international businesses and policymakers meet in support of enhanced action on climate change.
The Summit, which takes place on 28 and 29 June, will see 1,000 global CEOs, investors and politicians gather at London’s Guildhall to set out how business can and must take advantage of a swift transition to a climate resilient, low carbon economy.
WorldGBC will host a parallel session - Built Environment: Getting to Net Zero - looking at how global green building corporate leaders are already demonstrating that Net Zero is achievable at a building and district scale. It will explore the specific Net Zero – and even Net Positive - building strategies that are being implemented from Dubai and Singapore, to France and Africa.
Mike Chaldecott, CEO for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, and Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Head of Sustainability at Majid Al Futtaim are confirmed speakers at the session on 28 June, with further speakers announced soon. Both Saint-Gobain and Majid Al Futtaim are members of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board.
Other key speakers at the Summit include Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, in her last international speaking engagement in the role, Rachel Kyte, CEO at SE4ALL, and Minister El Haite, Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment of Morocco.
Attendance at the Summit, which is convened by The Climate Group and We Mean Business, is by invite only, but the event will be live streamed. Further details will be released in the run-up to the Summit. For more information, visit the website or follow @BClimateSummit, #BusinessClimate on Twitter.