A series of events to coincide with the launch of the COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion, organised by the UK Green Building Council with the support of both the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).

Build Better Now is a virtual exhibition and online events series which highlight the built environment’s role in climate change mitigation throughout the COP26 Conference and beyond. It contains an inspiring digital platform, accessible worldwide, for member and stakeholder engagement, which creatively visualises the opportunities for transformation in the built environment and convenes the many stakeholders required through a series of 16 diverse events all of which are free and open to EIC members.

Please check Build Better Now for more details closer to the event dates in terms of speakers.

1 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - A Pledge for COP26: The critical role of cities in meeting climate ambitions
2 November (8:00am to 9:00am) - A human future: a new skills paradigm for our transition to a Net Zero future
2 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - How can smart flexible buildings help us reach Net Zero?
3 November (8.00am to 9.00am) - Building Net Zero: mobilising capital for a sustainable built environment
3 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - Decarbonising the UK’s housing stock: finding the £250bn
4 November (8:00am to 9:00am) - The retrofit opportunity
4 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - Sustainable city regions: How can we enable zero-carbon living at scale?
5 November (8:00am to 9:00am) - Empowering young people to become climate aware. Built environment professionals of the future – what do we need to do now?
5 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - Why circularity should be your route to Net Zero
6 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - Designing a green and resilient built environment – what do we need to do now and in the future?
8 November (8:00am to 9:00am) - Quantifying the costs of inaction – the measurement and report of physical climate risks to built assets
8 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - Race to resilience: How to finance the built asset adaptation gap
9 November (8.00am to 9.00am) - Safe, sustainable & healthy – the relationship between building safety reform, sustainability and wellbeing
9 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - Innovation at the heart of a zero carbon built environment
10 November (12:00pm to 1:00pm) - Planning for transport and connectivity: how do we build holistic net zero and resilient places of the future?


Build Better Now

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