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WEBINAR: Climate Finance for Cities & Buildings and Climate-related mechanisms

Webinar on climate-related mechanisms and climate finance for cities and buildings to support Sustainable Public Procurement

The original information about the webinar

DATE: Friday 12 June 2015

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

The webinar is jointly organized by the Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities and the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement programme. It gathered speakers from diverse backgrounds - the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings of the US General Services Administration (GSA), the Ministry of the Environment of Finland and the NGO "ENERGIES 2050", the main author of the report entitled “ Climate Finance for Cities and Buildings: A Handbook for Local Governments ”, released by UNEP in 2014.

The presentation features three presentations covering the following topics:

  • Climate Finance for Cities and Buildings: tools and opportunities for Local Governments, Mr. Stephane Pouffary, Energies 2050.
  • Public and Private Partnerships and their implications for climate change mitigation on a portfolio scale, Mr. Kevin Kampschroer, US General Services Administration.
  • Procurement of sustainable buildings: using Core Indicators to establish a quantitative baseline, Mr. Pekka Huovila, Consultant, Ministry of the Environment of Finland.

Procurement of Sustainable Buildings

A proposed approach towards a quantitative baseline

  • What are Sustainable Buildings?

  • How to include innovation and sustainability in procurement?

  • Procuring “certification”, cases CASBEE, DGNB etc.

  • The use of Core indicators

  • Case study: new UN office building in Nairobi

  • Future development, case: Building Information Models (BIM)

One Planet network Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC)

Buildings and construction:

  • Have major impacts on our environment in resource use (land, materials, energy, water), emissions (GHG, particulates, waste) and on biodiversity

  • The sector can also play an important role in improving the environment by cleaning polluted areas and recycling not only its own waste streams but those of other sectors

  • Buildings contribute to human health, safety and comfort

  • Construction activities provide employment and innovation opportunities for both genders and to the youth

  • The built environment represents an important share of national wealth

Download full presentation from the webinar here.


Read more about the One Planet network Sustainable Public Procurement Programme:

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Published on June 12, 2015
Event start date
08:00 am

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