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23 MARCH 2017
Conference Programme
Plenary Session on Climate Change and
Sustainable Development
Meeting the global challenges related to climate change and resource use requires action at all levels, including national governments, local authorities, private sector and civil society.  Globally, the building sector contributes more than one third of the energy consumption, nearly 25% of greenhouse gases emissions and up to 40% of resource consumption. At a time when rapid urbanisation and development in many parts of the world is increasing demand for resources and energy, the building sector plays a critical role in assuring that what is built, now and in the future, meets both the needs of the communities while contributing to address climate change and achieve broader sustainable development objectives.  
Led by UN Environment, the Plenary Session on Climate Change and Sustainable Development will take place on 6 June (Day 2 morning) at WSBE17 Hong Kong. Through presentations and interactive panel discussion, influential leaders of several international organisations will discuss:
  • Why the building sector is critical to mitigate climate change and achieve sustainable development
  • The potential of the building sector to contribute to the less than 2-degree scenario as outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The pathways and that countries and other stakeholders, including local authorities and the private sector, can adopt to realise climate objectives
  • How actions that organisations could take in the building sector contribute to achieving the targets in the SDGs
This session will feature key perspectives, including from Ms Christiana Figueres, Vice-chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, and former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as other organisations representing the public and private sector and the international community.  Through presentations and a moderated panel discussion, this session will provide an overview of environmental impact and highlight the potential of the building sector, focusing on solutions and necessary actions to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals.   

Register NOW! Don't miss the chance to meet the global leaders and explore the challenges and opportunities in mitigating Climate Change and achieving Sustainable Development!

Early Bird Rate at HK$4,800 for 3-day Conference & Exhibition (including Day 1 Networking Luncheon, all Coffee Breaks, Conference Kit) is available till 30 April.

For more details, please visit our Conference website.
            WSBE17 Hong Kong is funded by Construction Industry Council.

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