Part of ‘Live Like Tomorrow’ at C40 World Mayors Summit, Copenhagen 2019.
Format: The session on Clean Construction will be structured around a master class in the morning and a market dialogue in the afternoon. There will be a mix of presentations and structured dialogue between private and public actors in the construction area.
The expected growth of the urban population will drastically exacerbate the need for buildings and infrastructure in cities, already contributing close to 40% of global emissions. In a climate crisis context, cities can and will work to reduce these emissions through strategies including public procurement, policy, planning and building controls. They will do it better and faster in collaboration with the industry.
This session seeks to inspire and spark a dialogue between professionals and cities’ representatives to raise the bar for professional procurement within construction. The master class will introduce a holistic approach to emissions in buildings and present existing clean construction cases, then discuss pathways for change and alternatives to cut construction emissions and air pollution. The market dialogue will focus on construction materials and machinery, with an emphasis on cities’ needs and how the market can respond to them.
Note that in the afternoon (13:00-17:00) a market dialogue between cities and industry will be hosted at another venue. This market dialogue will focus on the transition to emission-free materials and machinery used in construction. You can sign up for the marked dialogue here.
Organized by: C40, Gate21, Innovation Norway, & EIT Climate-KIC