News: 16th November 2022

Duncan is at COP 27

Smith Mordak and Duncan, our director, are attending COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on behalf of RIBA

On Wednesday 16 November, they are taking part in panel discussions which are being live streamed from the #COP27 Buildings Pavilion. View details about the sessions below.

10.30-11.30am (EET): Mobilising ambition loops to decarbonise the built environment
Co-chair of RIBA’s Climate Task & Finish Group, Duncan Baker-Brown will join the World Green Building Council, Parliamentarians, and VELUX in this panel discussion about how collaborative action across the sector is needed to decarbonise the built environment. It will explore the type of ambition loops needed between businesses and governments to create a thriving and resilient buildings sector poised for a net zero economy.

3.15-3.50pm (EET): 2030 is today: How we can act now to halve built environment emissions by 2030
RIBA's sustainability expert member Smith Mordak will join the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the World Green Building Council on this panel discussing terminologies, demonstrating actions beyond ambitions, and showcasing implementable solutions to reducing whole life carbon emissions through a reduction of operational and embodied carbon use. This event will take place at the Buildings Pavilion.

Sessions can be streamed live here