Accelerating green building for resilient cities

During Climate Week NYC 2021, join us for an exciting exchange on how to accelerate climate action and nature-based solutions for resilient cities.


Hear and engage with our experts to build a net zero future that works for people and the planet.

When? On September 23, 2021 at 4 pm CEST / 10 am EDT.


Key topics:

  • What does a net-zero built urban ecosystem look like?
  • How do we define 1.5°C-aligned buildings and urban infrastructure?
  • What tools do cities need to systematically integrate energy and carbon performance when developing/building/renovating?
  • Energy and carbon measurement - towards a universal tool?
  • Can public procurement become a driver for low-carbon solutions?
  • How can we incentivize builders with building codes?
  • The role of carbon removal and turning cities into permanent carbon sinks?


  • Nat Bullard, Bloomberg New Economy Forum and Bloomberg Green

Holcim Host:

  • Jamie Gentoso, Member of the Executive Committee, Solutions and products


Panel Members:

  • Bertrand Piccard, Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation
  • Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council
  • Deborah Weintraub, Chief Deputy City Engineer, City of Los Angeles
  • Eduardo Pizarro, Holcim Foundation Young Talent Award Nominee (invited)
  • Kate Ascher, Principal at Happold Consulting and the Milstein Professor of Urban Development, Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation & Planning (GSAPP), Columbia University, USA

Building greener cities, from foundation to rooftop