October 20, 2020
Let us introduce you to our SECOND PANEL DISCUSSION!
Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to Panel Discussion 2: How can we decarbonize the building sector – value chain perspective?
The construction sector is responsible for ca. 40% of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions globally. In most countries, the building sector value chain is characterised by a large number of stakeholders involved in planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining buildings. The complexity and heterogeneity of the value chain are often mentioned as barriers for achieving the efficiency gains that are theoretically possible. Consequently, the carbon emissions of the building sector have so far not gone down to the extent that would be necessary to achieve the commitments of the Paris Agreement. What is more, and opposed to all other major sectors, productivity has actually gone down in the construction industry in the last 20 years.
Considering the above, the main questions that the panel will aim to address are:
- Is the current structure of the building sector functional enough to deliver the decarbonization requirements resulting from the Paris Agreement?
- Where in the value chain do the the largest decarbonization opportunities exist?
- How do the different panelists asses the responsibility of their own organizations (value chain stakeholders) in the matter?
The speakers joining us for the discussion are:
Mia Edofsson – Head of Sustainability at Akademiska Hus.
Agneta Wannerström – Manager for climate neutrality and sustainable business development at Skanska AB.
Anthony Abbotts – Director Group Sustainability at ROCKWOOL Group.
Pascal Eveillard – Sustainable Construction Director at Saint-Gobain.
Peter Clegg – Founding Partner of FCBS | Professor of Architecture, University of Bath.
Save the date and join us for the discussion on 2nd November!
We look forward to meeting you at BEYOND 2020 online conference.
/BEYOND 2020 Organising Committee