IHBC participates in CHN workshop ahead of UNEP ‘Buildings and Climate Global Forum’

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN), of which the IHBC is an active member, is co-leading a ‘Buildings Breakthrough’ forum that is part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Buildings and Climate Global Forum, which will take place in Paris 7-8 March.

image: UNEP – Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

… near-zero emissions and climate resilient buildings the new normal by 2030…

Michael Netter, the IHBC’s Professional Services Officer and Director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), said ‘The Forum is being hosted by UNEP, the Government of France, and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), and is intended to further develop the goals and content of the new Buildings Breakthrough.  This initiative aims to accelerate the transformation of the sector with a view to making near-zero emissions and climate resilient buildings the new normal by 2030.’

‘These programmes send messages that IHBC and our wider sector networks in the UK have been promulgating for some time, so it is really exciting to see them being considered and discussed at the UN development level.’

‘There is also an open call for existing initiatives / commitments to celebrate and showcase at the forum, so if you’d like to contribute please contact Michael Netter at services@ihbc.org.uk.’

The workshop ahead of the forum aimed to help refine the key messages surrounding CHN’s twin goals of switching the view of heritage as a climate action ‘victim’ towards a ‘solution’ and to link up the now siloed building stream and culture stream within UN climate action planning.

See more on the Buildings Breakthrough forum, the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) , and the Buildings and Climate Global Forum from UNEP

This entry was posted in IHBC NewsBlog. Bookmark the permalink.