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Our next event

#BuildingLife webinar - EU Taxonomy Consultation: Exploring Proposals for the Built Environment

9 September 2021

9.30am - 10.30am GMT

In the latest of our free #BuildingLife webinar series, we will delve into the subject of the EU Taxonomy. The event will be jointly hosted with FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation.

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance is currently consulting on new proposals for the Taxonomy criteria for the built environment, in the key areas of circular economy and biodiversity. Join our panel of experts to hear first-hand how these proposals have been shaped and have your say on the next steps during this interactive session.

In the live Q&A with members of the Platform Technical Working Group, you will have the opportunity to share your views on how these proposals could be strengthened to ensure that Taxonomy-aligned activities in the built environment are making a substantial contribution to the environmental objectives.

Register here.

Agenda:

Moderator:

  • Sue Arundale, Director, Technical and Environmental Affairs at FIEC

Speakers:

  • Professor Marzia Traverso, Rapporteur for the Platform's Technical Working group and  Head of the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen
  • Pekka Vuorinen, FIEC's Permanent Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance and Director, Environment & Energy at Finnish Association of Construction Product industries
  • Stephen Richardson, WorldGBC's Permanent Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance and Director, Europe Regional Network.

 

#BuildingLife: Ten European Green Building Councils deliver the EU Green Deal by tackling the whole-life environmental impacts of the buildings sector

In the runup to COP26, WorldGBC has convened ten European Green Building Councils to galvanise climate action in the built environment through national and regional decarbonisation roadmaps. 

The Green Building Councils spearheading the project are Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

Tackling Europe’s climate and environmental collapse requires leadership and collaboration across the sector. 

Join #BuildingLife as an ambassador. 
 

Watch the inspiring video from Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen on why she is a proud ambassador of our Europe wide #BuildingLife campaign.

What is #BuildingLife?

The project aims to achieve the mix of private sector action and public policy necessary to tackle the whole-life impact of buildings.

It focuses not only on the operational emissions of buildings, but also the environmental impact of the manufacturing, transportation, construction, and end-of-life phases of built assets – often called embodied emissions.

Tackling these emissions is essential to addressing the total impact of the buildings sector and progressing towards the European Green Deal’s aim of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.

 

What will #BuildingLife achieve?

#BuildingLife is accelerating the ambitions of the European Green Deal in the building sector, and creating the first region-wide response to the vision of a net-zero embodied carbon built environment set out in WorldGBC’s 2019 report. The project is creating a pathway for other world regions to follow.

We are doing this by:

•    Creating a roadmap demonstrating how EU buildings policy can adopt whole life carbon targets.

•    Launching a new Whole Life Carbon Commitment within WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero project.

•    Establishing leadership groups on a European and national scale to drive these actions, who will also assist with the creation of national whole life carbon roadmaps towards net zero.

•    Supporting the development of a building product database holding information about the full environmental impact of different building materials.

•    Kickstarting a communications campaign recruiting MEPs, policymakers and industry leaders to publicly advocate for a whole life cycle approach.

Get Involved with #BuildingLife

Get involved with #BuildingLife or find out more information about the project, by getting in touch with your local Green Building Council.

Our next event

#BuildingLife webinar - EU Taxonomy Consultation: Exploring Proposals for the Built Environment

9 September 2021

9.30am - 10.30am GMT

In the latest of our free #BuildingLife webinar series, we will delve into the subject of the EU Taxonomy. The event will be jointly hosted with FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation.

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance is currently consulting on new proposals for the Taxonomy criteria for the built environment, in the key areas of circular economy and biodiversity. Join our panel of experts to hear first-hand how these proposals have been shaped and have your say on the next steps during this interactive session.

In the live Q&A with members of the Platform Technical Working Group, you will have the opportunity to share your views on how these proposals could be strengthened to ensure that Taxonomy-aligned activities in the built environment are making a substantial contribution to the environmental objectives.

Register here.

Agenda:

Moderator:

  • Sue Arundale, Director, Technical and Environmental Affairs at FIEC

Speakers:

  • Professor Marzia Traverso, Rapporteur for the Platform's Technical Working group and  Head of the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen

  • Pekka Vuorinen, FIEC's Permanent Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance and Director, Environment & Energy at Finnish Association of Construction Product industries

  • Stephen Richardson, WorldGBC's Permanent Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance and Director, Europe Regional Network.

 

#BuildingLife: Ten European Green Building Councils deliver the EU Green Deal by tackling the whole-life environmental impacts of the buildings sector

In the runup to COP26, WorldGBC has convened ten European Green Building Councils to galvanise climate action in the built environment through national and regional decarbonisation roadmaps. 

The Green Building Councils spearheading the project are Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

Tackling Europe’s climate and environmental collapse requires leadership and collaboration across the sector. 

Join #BuildingLife as an ambassador. 
 

Watch the inspiring video from Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen on why she is a proud ambassador of our Europe wide #BuildingLife campaign.

What is #BuildingLife?

The project aims to achieve the mix of private sector action and public policy necessary to tackle the whole-life impact of buildings.

It focuses not only on the operational emissions of buildings, but also the environmental impact of the manufacturing, transportation, construction, and end-of-life phases of built assets – often called embodied emissions.

Tackling these emissions is essential to addressing the total impact of the buildings sector and progressing towards the European Green Deal’s aim of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.

 

What will #BuildingLife achieve?

#BuildingLife is accelerating the ambitions of the European Green Deal in the building sector, and creating the first region-wide response to the vision of a net-zero embodied carbon built environment set out in WorldGBC’s 2019 report. The project is creating a pathway for other world regions to follow.

We are doing this by:

•    Creating a roadmap demonstrating how EU buildings policy can adopt whole life carbon targets.

•    Launching a new Whole Life Carbon Commitment within WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero project.

•    Establishing leadership groups on a European and national scale to drive these actions, who will also assist with the creation of national whole life carbon roadmaps towards net zero.

•    Supporting the development of a building product database holding information about the full environmental impact of different building materials.

•    Kickstarting a communications campaign recruiting MEPs, policymakers and industry leaders to publicly advocate for a whole life cycle approach.

Get Involved with #BuildingLife

Get involved with #BuildingLife or find out more information about the project, by getting in touch with your local Green Building Council.


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Thu, 10th Jun 2021

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