Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme

Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme

Current stage: Step 1

The concept stock-taking exercise for the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme is currently being developed, and the drafting of the concept note and consultations are planned to take place within the next 6 months. The launch is expected to take place in the second part of 2014.

To develop the concept note, an Expert Advisory Group consisting of SBCI (Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative) network partners will provide support for consultations in all regions and facilitate feedback on the development of the programme.  

The SBCI Symposium, held in Paris in November 2013, served as a platform for early discussions, and highlighted the importance of sustainable social housing and energy efficiency as potential activities of the Programme, in addition to policy development, and resource efficiency in construction along the supply chain.

For more information on the 10YFP Sustainable Buildings and Construction programme development and its related activities and for expression of interest please contact the 10YFP Secretariat at 10YFP@unep.org.


Past Events

UNEP-SBCI Fall Symposium was held on 25-26 November in Paris, France 

UNEP-SBCI held its 2013 Fall Symposium, ‘Global Action towards Resource Efficiency and Climate Mitigation in the Building Sector’ in Paris France on 25-26 November.  The two-day workshop focused on actions to be taken to achieve the full resource efficiency and climate mitigation potential of the building sector.  Participants learned about: 
  • UNEP’s efforts to promote life-cycle approaches to buildings and materials 
  • Decoupling economic growth from resource consumption, a critical issue for the building sector 
  • The necessity to green the Construction Sector Supply Chain 
  • Access to Data and Finance to deliver energy efficiency in buildings 
  • Policies, strategies and tools for resource and energy efficiency,  such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) 
The 2013 Fall Symposium supported by Paris-based UNEP-SBCI partner, Global Buildings Performance Network, and was an informative and forward-looking dialogue contributing to establishment of a relevant global vision for the sector.  This two-day symposium focused on actions to be taken to achieve the full resource efficiency and climate mitigation potential of the building sector.  Featuring policy-makers from local, national, and international organizations, and presentations from technical experts from across the world, the symposium platformed the discussion tools and policies, including the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production and support mechanisms such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

>> Download the agenda HERE