After working with the International Finance Corporation, Sandra Pranoto joined GBPN in mid-2020 as a Senior Advisor for the HIDUP initiative in Indonesia. Learn why Sandra is passionate about Green Buildings and how she and the GBPN team are supporting this sector on the ground in Indonesia.
Mili Majumdar was appointed Board Member of the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) in May 2019. As Managing Director of Green Business Certification Institute Pvt Ltd, India and Senior Vice President at USGBC, Mili is responsible for the technical adaptation and customization of the rating systems portfolio for GBCI in the Asia Pacific region. An architecture graduate and a building technologies specialist, Mili has more than two and a half decades of experience in energy, green buildings, climate resilient housing, city planning, urban transportation and environment, with a focus on sustainable residential developments. Find out why she calls for a “collective and concerted” way forward in the Green Building sector.
As we are heading to 2020, it is the perfect time to contemplate our next steps in the light of recent accomplishments and highlights of the past year. 2019 was an energy boost that takes us to a new level. We're confident that 2020 is going to be even better!
Climate Action in the Buildings Sector: How to Incorporate Buildings Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions
By - Professor Peter Graham, Global Buildings Performance Network email@example.com
Deputy Director, Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is a historic achievement for humanity and for the Building Sector. We now have a common legally binding agreement to hold global warming well below 2oC with aspiration to achieve 1.5oC integrated with frameworks for action on resilience and adaptation.
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of catching up with one of the hero’s of the V.W. emissions scandal, Drew Kodjak, the Executive Director of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). His team performed road tests on a small random sample of EU imported cars and found discrepancies. They reported them to State authorities, which ran more tests, found the same discrepancy, and then reported to the U.S. EPA. The process took about 18 months, and well, you probably know the rest of the story.