How the Real Estate Sector Can Contribute to Meet the COP21 Targets

Thursday, September 29, 2016

One-third of global greenhouse gas emissions are a result of energy use in the built environment. The signing of the 2015 Paris Agreement (COP21) by over 200 nations signifies that the international community has come to recognize the important role buildings and cities must have in achieving global objectives related to sustainability and energy efficiency.

To meet this challenge, the leading European real estate associations, EPRA and INREV, the global standard for assessing and benchmarking real estate portfolios, GRESB, the European Commission’s DG Energy and the United Nations Environment Programme have come together to present an actionable agenda following the Paris Agreement.

  • Date: Sept. 29, 2016, 15:00 – 17:00 CET (Registration begins at 14:30.)
  • Location: ING Auditorium, ING Avenue Marnix, 24–1000 Brussels, Belgium (accessible from Rue du Trône, 3)


14:30 Registration
15:00 Welcome and introduction by Philip Charls,CEO, EPRA
15:10 Statement by Dominique Ristori, Director General DG Energy, European Commission
15:30 GRESB Results and the Realization of the COP21 Targets, Nils Kok, CEO, GRESB
15:50 How Can Real Estate Investors Benefit from the Paris Climate Agreement - Practical Steps to Integrate Climate Aspects into Real Estate Investments, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Property Working Group Coordinator, UNEP Finance Initiative
16:00 Panel: Towards Green Energy and Zero Carbon Emissions

Moderator: Nils Kok
  • Bill Hughes, Head of Real Assets, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Olivier Elamine, CEO, Alstria
  • Mathieu Elshout, Director Private Real Estate Europe, PGGM Investments
  • Matthijs Storm, Head of Real Estate, Kempen Capital Management
16:55 Closing remarks by Matthias Thomas, CEO, INREV
17:00 Networking & drinks

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Thursday, September 29, 2016