Over the next 2 years, we look forward to working with 6 new subnational jurisdictions: Belén, Costa Rica; Campeche, Mexico; Comayagua, Honduras; Msunduzi Municipality, South Africa; Nagpur, India; and Shanghai Changning District, China. We also welcome the expertise of new global organizational partners Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and Buildings 2030. The BEA is actively recruiting new partners. Cities interested in joining the BEA can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The World Green Building Council will lead a BEA scale-up in the Americas through a new project funded by P4G. The $600,000 award will focus on increased support to existing and new BEA cities in Mexico and Colombia, and will increase engagement with growing markets in other Latin American countries. Learn more.
In the next 2 years, technical assistance provided to cities will be more focused, localized and city-driven. The BEA is packaging expertise and solutions for cities in a set of step-by-step resources, group webinars and trainings based on regional priority actions. Limited direct support is also available. Apply today or email Debbie Weyl for more information.
As countries around the world ramp up ambition toward global climate and development goals, Bogotá’s experience demonstrates why countries should look to cities for “ground-truthing.” Read on The CityFix or see an interview in Spanish with World GBC’s Cristina Gamboa on the city’s green building successes and the future for Colombian sustainable construction.
Johnson Controls’ Clay Nesler writes about 4 actions companies can take to collaborate with the public sector – being practical, public, professional and patient. Read more on The CityFix.
World GBC’s Juanita Alvarez writes about the role of women in the green building movement underway in Latin America – highlighting the collaboration and diversity of the BEA in particular. Read the story here.