Green Building Council Finland

COP26 Side Event: Building Materials and bioeconomy in the Global Climate Agenda

3.11.2021 | 16.15–17.15

COP26 Side Event at the Nordic Pavilion 3 November at 14:15 GMT

The OPN Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme will launch its Circular Built Environment reports from the Global South in a Side Event organized together with the Nordic Council of Ministers. The importance of building materials will be discussed and action points for collaboration debated.

The panel debates

  • The importance of embodied carbon in building materials in climate mitigation
  • The challenges of using local materials in emerging economies
  • Global opportunities for circularity
  • Good case study examples from around the globe


UN 2030 Agenda based assessment framework for circular built environment.


Opening: Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland

Keynote: Matti Kuittinen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Moderator: Mark Isitt


  • Victoria Burrows, World Green Building Council
  • Christina Cheong, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Matti Kuittinen, Ministry of the Environment, Finland


Launch of the Circular Built Environment reports from Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Organizer: Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Co-organizers: Nordic Council of Ministers


More information and streaming link here.