On Wednesday, November 18th, SOM Design Partner Kent Jackson will represent the global architecture and design industry in a roundtable discussion for Race to Zero—a global campaign to mobilize action toward a decarbonized economy, in preparation for next year's COP26 United Nations climate change summit.
During a day of events focused on the challenges and opportunities for reaching a zero-carbon built environment by 2050, Jackson will join a roundtable titled "Towards net-zero: What we need from each other." Moderated by Cristina Gamboa, CEO of World Green Building Council, the session includes Urban Angehrn, Chief Investment Office at Zurich Insurance; Alain Bejjani, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim; Pierre-Andre de Chalendar, CEO of Saint-Gobain; Geoff Makhubo, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg; and Professor Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, European University.
Race to Zero is a collaboration between UN Climate Change, WorldGBC, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The global campaign is mobilizing leadership from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
Kent Jackson earlier this year joined the World Green Building Council as a Global Ambassador. In this role, Jackson helps to amplify the call to action for governments and policymakers worldwide to drive transition to net-zero carbon buildings.
Towards net-zero: What we need from each other
Wednesday, November 18
10:10 am Central European Time (9:10am GMT)
9:30 – 15:30 CET (08:30 -14:30 GMT)