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This initiative is implemented by the Guatemala Green Building Council (GGBC) in partnership with the British Embassy.

The # BuildingToCOP26 workshops aim to unify the language around sustainable construction in Guatemala in order to make visible the importance and role of the sector in climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. The objective is to establish a communication channel between the actors concerned in the construction sector to forge alliances that lead to action.

COP26 is the annual meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP26 will be held in the UK to showcase the actions of all countries, civil society, businesses and individuals to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement goals to protect the environment.

COP26 places the building sector as an agent of change to transform the climate crisis. Buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and 35% of energy consumption. However, green buildings can offer effective and cost effective mitigation solutions.

The virtual workshops will be open to public and private sector stakeholders with leadership, influence and action roles in the construction sector in Guatemala.

The workshops will address these topics:

Guatemala: climate change and the role of infrastructure and buildings

Methodologies and technologies for the construction sector

Myths and realities of sustainable construction

The challenge of cities to provide sustainable infrastructure

Pamela Castellán, Executive Director of GGBC, said:

Our engagement as a sector must be refocused on reducing carbon emissions through net zero Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and strengthening actions for resilience and vulnerability reduction.

Nick Whittingham, British Ambassador to Guatemala, said:

The British Embassy seeks to promote sustainable development by improving the capacity of the construction sector in the fight against climate change.

Juan Carlos Valenzuela, president of GGBC, mentioned.

Our goal is to make visible the importance of sustainability in health, natural resources and economic issues at national and international level.

The modality of these workshops will be through scholarships granted by the British Embassy and the GGBC to selected actors. If you would like to participate, you can make a request to [email protected]

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