20-21 September 2016
COAM, Madrid, Spain
In April, countries around the world signed the historic Paris Agreement reached at COP 21. Europe must now raise its ambition, and one of the greatest environmental and societal challenges we collectively face is the renovation of Europe’s buildings.
The Summit Partners have come together to host 175 renovation leaders from across Europe at a two day Leaders’ Summit in Madrid, Spain, on 20-21 September 2016, to take on this challenge. The Summit will focus on how we co-design and implement long-term national renovation strategies to improve the energy efficiency of our existing buildings.
Summit participants will:
+ Be part of a unique event, directly helping us shape a common vision for Europe’s existing buildings and a plan for coordinated action.
+ Network with experts from across Europe from government, cities, energy companies, financial institutions, building owners/occupiers, construction businesses, NGOs and more.
+ Enjoy inspiring speakers, but most of all have time to really engage with other leaders in an intense interactive format, share their work and learn from others.
Structured coordination across sectors and across countries is needed at a scale and speed we have not seen before. The buildings sector has an enormous role to play in delivering the Paris Agreement and our Energy Union, but a new approach to coordination is needed to overcome its complexity – and this approach needs everyone to move together.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Summit.
Registration for this event is now closed.
Including welcome speech from:
As Europe debates the future of its key buildings policies, what is the vision for our existing buildings, and what can we commonly commit ourselves to? This session on creating alignment between stakeholders will be facilitated by the Institute for Strategic Clarity, European Green Building Councils and European Climate Foundation network.
Establishing national renovation strategies is most importantly about mobilizing investment. Speakers will give an update on global and European energy efficiency finance, and launch the first phase of an ambitious project to define a European energy efficiency mortgage, to help incentivise renovation at the point of sale.
Including keynote speeches at 20:00 from:
Reflections on Day 1: Our common vision for Europe’s existing buildings, and next steps
This session will work on proposals for a structure that national renovation strategies can adopt, to help keep the large number of renovation market support initiatives coordinated, and create greater collective impact on the market.
Each roundtable will give participants time to share their own initiatives and experience and work together on what common objectives and progress indicators could look like for initiatives in each area within the renovation strategies (awareness, skills, finance etc.).
Roundtable participants will be invited to network with participants from other Working Groups and explore how their Working Groups’ objectives and progress indicators are inter-dependent.
Final draft recommendations will be put forward by each roundtable to inform the draft proposals for the renovation strategies.
Working Group 1: Leadership Initiatives
Commercial Renovation Programmes Roundtable: Led by the European Climate Foundation
Residential Renovation Programmes Roundtable
Working Group 2: Awareness Raising Initiatives
Community Awareness Raising Roundtable: Led by Habitat for Humanity
Political Awareness Raising Roundtable: Led by the Renovate Europe Campaign
Construction Sector Awareness Raising Roundtable
Working Group 3: Skills & Capacity Building Initiatives
Professional Skills & Capacity Building Roundtable: Led by the Architects Council of Europe
Industry Skills & Capacity Building Roundtable: Led by Green Building Councils
Public Sector Skills & Capacity Building Roundtable: Led by GIZ
Working Group 4: Finance & Economic Initiatives
Public Sector Finance Roundtable: Led by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Private Finance (Residential) Roundtable: Led by the European Mortgage Federation
Working Group 5: Policy & Regulatory Initiatives
National Policy Roundtable: Led by UN Environment Programme – Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative
Local Policy Roundtable: Led by Energy Cities
EU Policy Roundtable: Led by Construction Products Europe
Working Group 6: Administrative & Organisational Initiatives
Cross-Sector Platforms Roundtable: Led by World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Working Group 7: Innovation Initiatives
Innovation Roundtable: Led by E.ON
This final session will touch on why this Leaders’ network needs to engage with the question of how healthy their network is, at both national and European level, to ensure it helps us achieve our common vision. The session will be led by the Institute for Strategic Clarity.
This Summit will close with reflections on its main outcomes, next steps between September and February, and look towards the next Leaders’ Summit in February 2017 in Brussels.
A group of experts from some 20 countries will guide participants through the two days of the Summit, and most importantly, take on the job of integrating the work from the Summits into ongoing work at the local – national – European and global levels. They bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives together from the public, private and non-profit sector.
The facilitators are preparing for the Summit on a special 3 day course led by the Institute for Strategic Clarity and hosted at Cambridge University, to help ensure the Summits’ success and the continuation of the work we begin together in Madrid.