Greening Buildings Infrastructure in Asia: Certification, Partnerships and Finance

Greening Buildings Infrastructure in Asia: Certification, Partnerships and Finance

– Date/Time: October 27, 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 KST (GMT+9)

– Session leads:

  • Mr. Nicholas Simon Taylor, Senior Officer, Green Cities Project Lead (GCF-MMR), Office of IPSD, GGGI
  • Ms. Christina Cheong, Specialist, Green Cities, GGGI



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Key resources: 

– The Philippine Green Building Council:

  • Building for ecologically responsive design excellence (link)

– Government of Mongolia:

  • Action Plan, Green Development Policy of Mongolia(link)
  • Mongolia’s nationally determined contribution to the UNFCCC (link)

– Others:

  • SuRe® –The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (link)

Recent guidance on urban development and buildings from the Green Climate Fund has highlighted that improving energy efficiency in the building stock represents an opportunity for a 32% emissions reduction in GHGs until 2030 worldwide. Other key areas for

progress in the built environment include reductions of between 20-40 % in the transport sector, and even 20% savings potential from reducing sprawl to improve urban form. Asia represents the region with the highest potential for improvements. These figures highlight the crucial importance of infrastructure choices made by countries, cities, firms, and individuals in the coming years, both in terms of the quality and choice of infrastructure. Crucially, they highlight the need for tools that can qualify and quantify progress across a highly diverse set of infrastructure types.

The session brought together professionals from the Green Buildings and Infrastructure standards space, and explore key options available to countries, development partners and financing partners, as well as suggest some emergent best practices and tools in the sustainable and resilient infrastructure space.

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