Buildings and Climate Global Forum: submit your projects, solutions, and initiatives

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Buildings and Climate Global Forum: submit your projects, solutions, and initiatives

The first "Buildings and Climate Global Forum”, co-organised by France and the United Nations Environment Programme, will bring together the world's leading actors in the sector for conferences, workshops, high-level roundtables and a ministerial meeting, from March 7th to 8th at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. There will also be an exhibition area and pitch sessions. You do want to take part? Submit your projects before 24 January!

More information about the event

Over the two days of the event, some forty national and international players will be selected to take part in either the exhibition or the pitch sessions, with the aim of highlighting concrete solutions, approaches and projects in favour of decarbonising the sector.

A panel of national and international experts will select the exhibitors and pitch speakers.

Submit your solutions, approaches and projects to take part in either the exhibition or the pitches!

Respond to the call for projects 

Read the rules


How to apply?

Applicants must complete a presentation form describing the proposed project. The document must be sent to Construction21 (alexandre.bordagaray[at] before 11.59pm on Sunday, the 24th of January. 

NB: Word version on request

What types of projects can apply?

  • All projects, solutions, or initiatives carried out by existing organisations and able to complete the mandatory fields of the call for projects.

To enable the jury to make the best possible analysis of your application, we recommend that you provide as much documentation and information as possible: presentation of the project, testimonies, surveys, quantified results, costs, etc.

Can I apply for more than one category (project, approach, solution)?

Yes, as long as you fill in one form per category.

For each application, indicate your preference between the exhibition and the pitch session. It is not possible to combine the two for the same application.

What are the 3 categories in which I can apply:

  • Project: can be a low-carbon building, district or infrastructure, an architectural project based on social and low-carbon characteristics, etc.
  • Solution: in the form of new materials, innovation systems or softwares aimed at decarbonising the industry (energy management, reducing energy wastage, optimising usage patterns, etc.)...
  • Initiative (human approach): new ways of thinking that some companies or associations are proposing to accelerate the decarbonisation of the sector. For example, a new approach to the use of tomorrow's streets, with fewer cars and more bicycles, new processes to accelerate reuse of materials, or approaches that favour deconstruction over demolition...

What do I need to know if I choose the exhibition format?

  • You must indicate what you plan to present on the day of the event: models, prototypes, samples, films, etc. 
  • You will be allocated a free stand (structure + furniture + signage) of 9 to 12 square meters.

What do I need to know if I choose the pitch format?

  • Speaking in person (not remotely)
  • Pitch in English 
  • ~7 minutes speaking time

How much does it cost to take part in the exhibition?

  • A 9 to 12sqm stand including structure, furniture and signage is provided free of charge.
  • The creation of communication tools (wall covering, model, video or photo content, screen, etc.) remains the responsibility of the exhibitors.

How much does it cost to take part in the pitch?

  • Free of charge

What dates should I bear in mind?

  • From the 15th of December to the 24th January (included/23.59pm): application period
  • From 25th to the 29th January: jury deliberations and choice of selected projects
  • From the 29th January to the 26th of February: organisation of the exhibition and pitches with the selected projects
  • The 7th and 8th of March 2024: Buildings & Climate Global Forum

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