Renovation wave: transformative actions towards carbon neutrality

EUSEW 2020 | Day 2 | Renovation wave: transformative actions towards carbon neutrality

Session Overview

Building energy renovation must go from ripple to wave if Europe is to reach climate neutrality and build back better in the wake of COVID-19. This event is part of a major programme to shine a light on and scale-up the most impactful solutions to the renovation challenge that are making waves at the local level across Europe. https://www.worldgbc.org/build-upon

The event will launch an exciting new report profiling some of the most impactful renovation initiatives happening across Europe - with speakers from leading efforts in the field. Our audience will spark debate around what initiatives Europe must scale to make the Renovation Wave a reality that changes the lives of all Europeans. Leading cities will explore what is needed to deliver a climate neutral building stock and how renovation can play a central role in economic recovery and rebuilding.

Speakers

  • Moderation & Gamemasters! Adrian Joyce, Campaign Director, Renovate Europe and Audrey Nugent, European Head of Advocacy, World Green Building Council 

  • City Changers: Katrien Rycken, Managing Director, Leuven 2030 - An innovative governance model to implement climate neutrality 

  • Innovators: Erik van Wijk, Program Lead, One Million Near-Zero-Energy Homes in Europe, Climate-KIC - A bold mission to build Carbon-Neutral Living for All 

  • City Changers: Ali Grehan, City Architect, Dublin City Council - The pathway to net zero: How cities plan to scale renovation and support needed

  • Panel Discussion and Audience Debate

    • If you had one ‘silver bullet in your gun’ to start the renovation wave... 

    • How renovation can lead the COVID recovery

    • Searching the virtual room for transformative local actions! 

 

Background

The Renovation Wave is one of the key priorities of the EU’s Green Deal, in order to achieve a climate neutral Europe. Identifying and supporting transformative actions on renovation is a key EU and national priority, in order to meet our deep renovation targets for 2030. A public consultation on the Renovation Wave is currently open until 8 June: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12376-Commission-Communication-Renovation-wave-initiative-for-the-building-sector

Session Partners

This session is co-hosted by:

Speakers

Campaign Director
Renovate Europe
City Architect
Dublin City Council
Program Lead, One Million Near-Zero Energy Homes in Europe
Climate-KIC
Managing Director
Leuven 2030
Head of Advocacy
World Green Building Council