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    The Green Deal - a tipping point for good

    February 11, 2021
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    In this webinar, Adrian will talk about the impact of buildings on our economy, on the environment and on society. The building sector contributes about 10% to EU GDP, it emits about 36% of CO2 during its operational phase and we are dependent on high quality buildings for our health, wealth and well-being.

    What are the great challenges that we face due to climate change and, now, COVID-19, before referring to the high level policy responses to these challenges, which are the Paris Agreement, the EU Green Deal (with its flagships that include RENOVATE), the Next Generation EU Initiative and the Renovation Wave Strategic Communication.


    He will outline the key elements of the Renovation Way Strategy, emphasising the huge multiple benefits that can arise from its robust implementation.

    And will elicit the main problem – reliance on Member State cooperation, support and ambition, which has been the Achilles heel of EU progress over time.

    Without their commitment to high level action, we cannot succeed in achieving our long-term goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.


    Presented by - Adrian Joyce and Marcel Beukeboom

    Adrian Joyce

    Adrian Joyce


    • He is a professionally qualified architect who, having graduated from University College Dublin in 1984, spent 17 years in private practice (working in the UK, France, and Belgium and in his native country, Ireland) before getting involved full-time in architectural policy.
    • He was, for 18 months commencing in January 2002, the Practice Director of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland before moving to Brussels to join the staff at the Secretariat of the Architects’ Council of Europe where he became Director before leaving in July 2011.  He holds a part-time post teaching Construction Technology at the Catholic University of Louvain-le-Neuve, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urbanism – LOCI.  He is currently Chairman of the Coalition for Energy Savings
    Marcel Beukeboom

    Marcel Beukeboom


    • Allround career diplomat, trained and experienced in international relations. As an Ambassador-at-Large for Climate Change building on experience in range of fields, across the globe. Strong communication skills. Intrinsic motivation for the public cause. Special interest for climate, sustainability, partnerships, food security and agriculture, finance and water.


    Learning objectives:

    • An accurate appreciation of the role of EU policy making in the drive towards climate neutrality in the EU by 2050
    • A deeper appreciation of the important role that addressing energy waste in buildings can play in helping the EU to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and get quickly onto the path to climate neutrality
    • What are the great challenges that we face due to climate change? 
    • Learn more about the impact of buildings on our economy, on the environment and on society.


    Jaap Schuuring
    Jaap Schuuring

    Post tags

    European green deal, carbon neutral, european climate pact, signify european 

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