Buildings Action Coalition
The Buildings Action Coalition was launched at the Clean Energy Ministerial and Clean Energy Action Forum held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in September 2022. The coalition was and is conceived as a global collaboration among stakeholders in buildings and the built environment to accelerate attainment of the Buildings Breakthrough Target that is advanced under the Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda from COP26.
The Enniscorthy Forum worked with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) to run an event at the Clean Energy Ministerial entitled: Towards a Buildings Breakthrough: Raising the Performance of the Built Environment. The event highlighted the importance of the built environment for energy performance, climate action, and quality of life. It called for real action on the ground involving close collaboration among the actors in all sectors involved in the built environment. It called for acceleration of the transition at global scale through deployment of ambitious national strategies and policies to improve building performance. The event showcased the planned Buildings Breakthrough target and building performance as key to attaining the target.
The Enniscorthy Forum organized a series of workshops in parallel to the main CEM event focused on a range of projects and activities needed to support UNEP, its GlobalABC, and attainment of the objectives of the Buildings Breakthrough Target. Participants in the workshops represented the networks of partners the Enniscorthy Forum has developed, including community-centric professional organisations, financial institutions, industry, academia, civil society, local and national governments, and intergovernmental organisations. The partners collectively called for the launch of the Buildings Action Coalition, a step taken by the Enniscorthy Forum in partnership with UNEP.
Membership Criteria and Terms of Reference Thought Leadership Group
Membership Criteria and Terms of Reference Communications Group
Membership Criteria and Terms of Reference Academia
Membership Criteria and Terms of Reference Industry Leadership Group
Membership Criteria and Terms of Reference Action Hubs
Membership Criteria and Terms of Reference Preamble
Webinar 8th of November
Webinar 11th of October
Webinar 13th of September
Webinar 14th of June
The BE-ST approach, Our mission to accelerate the Built Environment’s journey to net zero.
Webinar 10th of May
Naoimi Beal, passivhousMAINE presentation Rural Retrofit with Q&A with Scott Foster
Webinar 12th of April
Presentation by Tomás O’Leary, Mosart, followed by Q&A with Scott Foster
Webinar 8th of March
Richard Yancey, Buildings Energy Exchange, New York in conversation with Scott Foster
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- Commitment to carbon-free global progress in securing quality of life
- Respect and support for partners and their work
- Collaboration and alignment to deliver measurably transformative results
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