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 2023 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.

Covid-19 puts World SBE20 Gothenburg on hold

On the evening of 11 March, the Swedish Government took a decision to impose a stop to all sorts of events in Sweden with 500+ attendees, until further notification. Unfortunately, this affects also BEYOND 2020, which is now on hold until an alternative plan is developed.

We will keep you posted.

SBE series - current status

During December 2019, the SBE partners issued requests for expressions of interest (EOI) for a single world event, to be held in 2023, and for a series of regional events to be held during the period April 2021 to the end of 2022.
The EOIs for the World SBE 23 event were subject to a competitive evaluation.