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Leaders' Summit I


In April, countries around the world signed the historic Paris Agreement reached at COP 21. Europe must now raise its ambition, and one of the greatest environmental and societal challenges we collectively face is the renovation of Europe’s buildings.

The Summit Partners have come together to host 200 renovation leaders from across Europe at a two day Leaders’ Summit in Madrid, Spain, on 20-21 September 2016, to take on this challenge. The Summit will focus on how we co-design and implement long-term national renovation strategies to improve the energy efficiency of our existing buildings.

Summit participants will:

  • + Be part of a unique event, directly helping us shape a common vision for Europe’s existing buildings and a plan for coordinated action.
  • + Network with experts from across Europe from government, cities, energy companies, financial institutions, building owners/occupiers, construction businesses, NGOs and more.
  • + Enjoy inspiring speakers, but most of all have time to really engage with other leaders in an intense interactive format, share their work and learn from others.

Structured coordination across sectors and across countries is needed at a scale and speed we have not seen before. The buildings sector has an enormous role to play in delivering the Paris Agreement and our Energy Union, but a new approach to coordination is needed to overcome its complexity – and this approach needs everyone to move together.