Buildings and Climate Global Forum


France and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) co-host the Buildings and Climate Global Forum in Paris on 7-8 March 2024. The forum convenes ministers, high-level representatives and 800 participants for international collaboration on the decarbonisation and resilience of the buildings, real estate and construction sectors. The forum includes roundtables, plenary meetings, exhibitions and pitches as well as an invitation for governments to endorse a declaration of principles and a framework for global cooperation.

Palais des Congrès, Paris, France
Invitation only
10h00 - 18h00
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Hélène Chartier

Director of urban planning and design, C40

Gulnara Roll

Head of cities unit, UNEP

Laura Petrella

Chief of planning, finance and economy, UN-Habitat

Cléa Daridan

Senior curator - culture lead, Community Jameel

Stephane Lecler

Director of urban planning, City of Paris

Monika Konrad

Deputy director of the urban planning department, City of Warsaw

Brigitte Bariol-Mathais

Director, Federation of the Urban Planning Agencies of French Cities (FNAU)

Abdelkhalek Ibrahim

Assistant minister of housing for technical affairs, Egypt

Christian Hernandez

Member of the executive leadership council in urban partners and managing partner, 2150

Kelly Alvarez Doran

Co-founder, Ha/f Climate Design



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About the event

Session highlight: Advancing buildings' decarbonisation and climate adaptation through urban planning

7 March 2024 at 12h15-13h30 in room 242B

In this panel event, urban planners and high-level representatives discuss innovative and effective solutions to reduce build environment emissions, adapt cities to the impacts of climate change and improve quality of life.

This session is organised by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, the French Ministry of Energy Transition, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) and the UNEP.


Introduction: Hélène Chartier, director of urban planning and design, C40.

Opening remarks: Laura Petrella, chief of planning, finance and economy, UN-Habitat

Panel 1 - urban planning policies for decarbonisation of buildings: Kelly Alvarez Doran, Architecture 2030; Stephane Lecler, director of urban planning, city of Paris; Monika Konrad, deputy director of urban planning, city of Warsaw; Christian Hernandez, member of executive leadership council, Urban Partners; Hélène Chartier, moderator

Panel 2 - urban planning policies for climate resilient built environment: Brigitte Bariol-Mathais, director, FNAU; Ghadeer Alhmoud, deputy city manager for planning and economic developmeny, city of Amman; Cléa Daridan, senior curator, Community Jameel; Hélène Chartier, moderator

Concluding remarks and call for action: Abdelkhalek Ibrahim, assistant minister for housing and technical affairs, Egypt; Gulnara Roll, head of cities unit, UNEP

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