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Climate Action in Construction and Building Industry Webinar
15/09/2021

Climate Action in Construction and Building Industry Webinar

Starting from our conviction that concrete can be an area for climate action, more innovation in the construction industry would be needed. In this context, Arab youth can play a central role in mitigation and adapting to climate change within the construction and building industry.

As part of the efforts to enhance climate action among Arab youth, the Islamic University of Lebanon, Yarmouk University, and Tanta University in collaboration with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), are organizing a webinar on Climate Action in Construction and Building Industry. The webinar will convene experts on climate change, green urban planning, and construction material with university students from Arab countries.

The webinar aims to:

  • Improve understanding on the importance of addressing climate change in the Construction and Building Industry and the role of Arab youth in enhancing climate action in the region.
  • Promote a science-policy interface through showcasing a comprehensive scientific assessment of the impacts of climate change on key sectors in the Arab region, based on findings from RICCAR, and how it supports climate-informed policymaking.
  • Highlight the role of climate-responsive, green economy policy frameworks at the national and city levels, with examples from Jordan.
  • Raising awareness about the impacts of construction materials on climate change and discussing ways to mitigate the environmental footprint of construction materials using innovative methods and technologies.

Logistics:

The webinar will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 16th 2021 at 17:00 Beirut time

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