WUF11 Session – BMZ Sustainable Construction in Cities: Turning the world’s building sector

Sustainable Construction in Cities Turning the worlds building sector

Eleventh World Urban Forum – Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

Join Reall at the BMZ Sustainable Construction session at the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland on Wednesday 29th June, to build a home for human potential that doesn’t cost the earth.

In the wake of rapid urbanisation, the global building stock is expected to double in the next 30 years. Thereby, the construction sector is one of the most resource intense and environmentally damaging industries in the world. At the same time, a backlog in the provision of decent housing for all is becoming more and more apparent. If conventional materials were to continue to be used, this would consume up to 80% of the CO2 emissions budget of the 1.5-degree target.

This event will display and discuss the relevance, challenges, and potentials of transforming the urban building and construction sector. The event seeks to underline the triad of sustainably transforming the global urban building and construction sector: environmentally, socially, and economically. Existing networks and cooperation shall be expanded, synergies for new collaborations among actors shall be identified, and a clear follow-up for enhanced action be determined.






Event Date And Time

Wednesday 29 June | 12:30 - 14:00

Short Description

Hosts: Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation And Development (BMZ)

Moderator: Milena Wald

Theme: Building Resilience for Sustainable Urban Futures

Location: Multifunction Hall Room 1, International Congress Centre (MCK), Plac SÅ‚awika i Antalla 1 40-163, Katowice, Poland.

Event Number: NE 101


Mr. Ingolf Dietriech, Head of Section, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Mr. Robert Sangori, State Department of Housing and Urban Development
Ms. Martina Otto, Head of Secretariat (OIC) Climate and Clean Air Coalition; Head, Cities Unit, United Nations Environment Programme
Ms. Lucy Livesley, Policy & External Affairs Director, Reall
Ms. Priscilla Negreiros, Manager, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance Climate Policy Initiative