SBE Partners select a host for the World SBE23 conference

The SBE Partners have completed their formal evaluations of the three detailed proposals to host the World SBE23 conference that were received from Glasgow, Montreal and Shenzhen.

UPDATED file on pandemics and sustainable built environment

A group of iiSBE members have developed a short preliminary document to stimulate discussion on the relationship between pandemics and sustainable built environment. We attach it here and invite comments and ideas to take it further. Here we post an updated version, and we will do more as they emerge.

Six iiSBE members
updated 27 May 2020

Plan B update and regional input form

iiSBE has completed a major upgrade of its discussion paper, titled Plan B: Global and Regional Strategies for the Built Environment under Climate Change. This document was originally released in 2008, and has been updated every year since that time. The PPT file can be downloaded here, but remember that it is really too large to digest in one sitting.

We also attach an input form if you have relevant information about adaptation or mitigation measures in your region. If you submit the completed form we can start to produce regional versions of the main document.

Three proposals for World SBE23 being evaluated

The SBE Secretariat has received three detailed proposals to host the 20123 World SBE conference. The proposals were submitted by teams from Glasgow, Shenzhen and Montreal and have now (April 2) been distributed to the SBE partners for evaluation. The schedule for the evaluation process is as follows:

2 April: Detailed proposals distributed to SBE partners
6 April: SBE partners submit follow-up questions for proponent teams
9 April: Draft evaluation forms distributed to SBE partners
14 April: Final evaluation forms distributed to SBE partners

COP26 Glasgow is now postponed to 2021

From UNFCCC, Bonn, 1 April 2020

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners.