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Event organized by the UNFCCC and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, in collaboration with the Cool Coalition
To meet the emerging challenge of ensuring cooling for all, an approach combining avoid-shift-improve is most effective: Avoiding cooling needs through effective building design, adapted urban design, considering solutions from vernacular architecture, to building materials; shift though shifting power sources to district cooling; and improve through the use of more efficient appliances.
This session will look at preparedness for heatwaves and health impacts, existing solutions and potential innovation, barriers to implementation, and ways forward for the uptake of cool buildings for enhanced resilience and emission reductions.
This is the first of three sessions of the Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation (TEM-M 2020) event series on “Human settlements: sustainable low-emission housing and building solutions. Technologies and design for buildings, housing and construction”.
The second session will focus on ‘Building (back) better: Mobilising the value chain towards circular economy’. The third one on ‘Pathways for moving to scale’. You can find additional information here.