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COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh marked the begining of a new, scaled up phase for the Programme for Eneregy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB). On Wednesday, 9 November from 18:00 to 19:00 (CET +2), a high-level event at the Buildings Pavilion took place to annouce this new phase of the programe that first saw the light in 2016 at COP22, in Marrakech.

The event recording can be found here: Boosting green buildings to tackle the energy and climate crises on Vimeo

The energy crisis has sent shockwaves through the world. Energy-efficient and climate-resilient buildings are essential to prevent or alleviate this and upcoming crises. Promoting green buildings at scale can strengthen local economies, create jobs, provide resilient shelter, improve energy security, and lower living costs for households. Yet, greening the buildings and construction sector requires bold national commitments, massive investments, and sufficient capacity building, as well as stronger cooperation among all actors. 

This high-level event at COP27 discussed how we can rapidly scale up international cooperation for global action towards green buildings. High-level representatives from partner countries, development banks and agencies deliberated on needs and opportunities to respond to the multiple energy, housing and climate crisis. Germany and France announced new partnerships with the Green Climate Fund and the European Commission and unveiled immediate plans to support countries and scale up action for green buildings through their joint Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB). This will mobilise finance for green buildings in some of the fastest growing and most climate-vulnerable regions of the world.  

The high-level event was followed by PEEB Reception at the Buildings Pavilion, presenting an informal opportunity to network with experts, country representatives and PEEB memebers, and everyone interested in boosting green buildings, to find joint solutions and new ways of collaboration. 


Welcome: Mariana Castano Cano, Moderator (PEEB)

Expert keynote on buildings and the climate: Sarah El Battouty, Global Ambassador UNFCCC High-Level Champions and Founder of ECONSULT

High-level dialogue on national ambitions and international cooperation for buildings and the climateRémy Rioux, Director General, AFD, France | Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Member of the Management Board, GIZ, Germany | Dr Ir. Dadan Kusdiana, Director General, Directorate General of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia | Teodora Obradovic Grncarovska, PhD, State Counsellor on Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Physical planning, Republic of North Macedonia  

PEEB Partnership Upscaling: Vera Rodenhoff, Head of International Cooperation and Implementation Initiatives, The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), Germany

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