GABC SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DAY (6th October)

By invitation only
HOSTED BY
GABC
GABC
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
GABC
GABC
“Sustainable Building Day Towards The Achievement of Paris Agreement” 6-7 October 2019

The United Arab of Emirates is proud to host the inaugural Sustainable Buildings Day Towards the Achievement of Paris Agreement. During this event, public and private stakeholders will work with the Arab Countries & the policy makers to adapt higher commitments & to develop Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s), specifically for the construction sector.

During this event of two days, Ministers and Technical committees will work together with GABC – UN Environment team to secure public national commitments to ttain Paris-compliant (net zero carbon) new buildings by 2030 and existing buildings by 2050, and reflected in 2020 buildings-related climate policies including NDCs. This will entail policy roadmaps co-created with key cities that include a combination of national enablement policies and standards with local building codes and market-based mechanisms.

The event will include a set of technical meetings and presentations that will form interactive workshop style, roundtable sessions, allowing participants to share and contribute their ideas and knowledge in order to form concrete and tangible outcomes. This will be followed by a ministerial meeting for the Arab State infrastructure Ministers.


 
08:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Chairman Welcome Eng. Tala Suliman Abu Shuqair, Sustainability Expert -Sustainability & Technical Studies Department, Ministry of Infrastructure Development
09:00 Official Welcome Eng. Naseebah Almarzouqi, Director of Sustainability and Technical Studies Department, Ministry of Infrastructure Development
09:05 Keynote-Welcome Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Senior Advisor, Directorate for Housing, Urban Development and Landscapes, Co-chair,Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction Secretariat , UN Environment
09:10 Keynote- Address Natacha Nass, Coordinator, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction Secretariat , UN Environment
09:20 Keynote- Presentation
Local Climate Action in the Arab Region
Dr. Erfan Ali, Director, UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States
Idrissa Dia, Sector Manager, Urban Development and Services, Infrastructure Department, Islamic Development Bank
Mayar Sabet,
Regional Programme Specialist, CEDARE
Dr. Alexandra Papadopoulou, CLIMA-MED
MoID Sustainability Outlook & Initiative
09:45 Presentation Don McLean, CEO, IES
Michelle Farrell,
Head of Regional Operations – MENA, IES
Green Building Codes & Policies
09:55 Keynote Presentation: Speaker: Michel Abi Saab, Manager, Energy Management, MASDAR
10:10 Panel Discussion: Moderator: Andrea Di Gregorio, Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewables Office, RAK Municipality
Panellists:
  • Michel Abi Saab, Manager, Energy Management, MASDAR
  • Deepthy K B, Regional Director, GBCI Middle East Markets
  • Elie Matar, Head of Electricity, RSB
10:35 Q&A and Interactive Discussion
10:45 Coffee Break
Sustainable Infrastructure Financing & ROI
11:00 Keynote Presentation: Speaker: Deepthy K B, Regional Director, GBCI Middle East Markets
11:15 Panel Discussion: Moderator: Deepthy K B, Regional Director, GBCI Middle East Markets
Panellists:
  • H.E. Ali Mohd Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad Esco
  • HyoYoul Kim, Country Representative, UAE, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Ahmed Al Sabbah, Financial / Investment / PPP Consultant, Ministry of Infrastructure Development
11:40 Q&A and Interactive Discussion
11:50 Presentation:
Sustainability Promises A Future!
Speaker: Maher Abdel-Rahim, Principal, Masterplanning, Parsons
Net Zero Energy and Emission Policies
12:10 Keynote Presentation: Speaker: Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council
12:25 Panel Discussion: Moderator: Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council
Panellists:
  • Mohammad Asfour, Head, MENA & Africa Regional Networks, World Green Building Council
  • Karim El Jisr, Executive Director, Seenexus
  • Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Senior Advisor, Directorate for Housing, Urban Development and Landscapes, Co-chair, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction Secretariat , UN Environment
12:50 Q&A and Interactive Discussion
13:00 Closing Remarks – End of Focus Day
13:10 Lunch