The Chemical Industry’s Contribution to Building Energy Efficiency and GHG Reduction
European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5) &
International Council of Chemical Associations
Side Event at the occasion of UNFCCC COP18 in Doha
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 13:15-14:45
UNFCCC COP 18, 13:15–14:45, Side Event Room 6
Qatar National Convention Centre
The buildings sector is the single largest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for about one-third of global energy end use. It also presents the largest and most cost-effective potential for energy savings and GHG reductions through commercially available energy efficient building envelope technologies.
Chemically-based building products have a significant role to play in achieving substantial reductions in energy use and associated GHG emissions by improving the energy performance of new and existing buildings.
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5) will assemble a diverse and experienced panel to discuss the potential for GHG reductions through the use of energy saving technologies in the buildings sector.
Panelists will discuss:
- Public policy approaches: Realizing the full potential of available energy efficiency technologies in the buildings sector
- A Gulf region business perspective: Policies for optimizing the GHG abatement potential
- Today’s impact, tomorrow’s opportunity: The industry’s contribution to energy and GHG emissions savings
Opening Remarks and Introduction of Topic and Session Format
Ms. Michelle Orfei, American Chemistry Council
Mr. Sebastian Gallehr, European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5)
Presentation 1: Public policy approaches to realize the full potential of available energy efficiency technologies in the buildings
Dr. Yousef Al-Yousef, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Presentation 2: A Gulf Region Business Perspective: Policies for optimizing the GHG abatement potential
Dr. Ahmed Al Hazmi, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
Presentation 3: Today’s Impact, Tomorrow’s Opportunity: The Industry’s Contribution to Energy and GHG Emissions Savings
Mr. Russel Mills, Dow Chemical Co
Mr. Peter Haas, GCERM
Mr. Kolja Kuse, TechnoCarbon
*Possibility of having a USG rep as panelist.