18 Latin American cities unite to upscale green building action
Representatives from 18 Latin American cities met to discuss strategies to accelerate city scale action on green buildings from energy efficiency to net zero carbon buildings.
On Wednesday 28 August 2019, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and C40 cities hosted a BEA Regional Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia.
The BEA is a public private initiative of 45 cities and states, and more than 40 companies and organisations from around the world, that take action to improve energy efficiency in buildings and align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Participants learned from international experts and city peers about energy efficiency in buildings by identifying actions, replicable models and implementation strategies for structuring public policies at a city scale.
Additionally, the workshop helped understanding the critical importance and active role of buildings to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement: by pushing ambition towards a future of net zero carbon buildings as a common vision for cities.
Through dialogue and multisectoral collaboration, where municipal authorities from different countries of the region, private sector, international organizations and global experts, cities gained insights and tools to build goals and their own roadmaps towards net zero carbon future.
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