Barcelona Metropolitan Area’s Policy Framework & Best Practices for Energy-Efficient Buildings

Launch of the Final Report of the CityNet, AMB, and EU-Korea Climate Action Study Visit

According to the World Resources Institute, although all buildings must be net zero carbon by 2050 to meet the Paris Agreement goals, less than 1% of buildings today are fulfilling this target. To meet this challenge, as part of the EU-Korea Climate Action project, which aims to aid Korea’s GHG emissions reduction and climate change adaptation efforts by providing an avenue to expand collaboration opportunities between Korean and European stakeholders, the CityNet Secretariat conducted a study visit in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB). CityNet is proud to finally launch the final report of this project under the title of “Barcelona Metropolitan Area’s Policy Framework & Best Practices for Energy-Efficient Buildings.”

This new publication in collaboration and learning from the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) will contribute to the GHG reduction through improvement of building energy efficiency practice and policy in Korean cities and metropolises, and other cities across Asia.

The report consists of background research into current building energy efficiency practices of Korea and Spain from the national down to the metropolitan level, as well as documentation of various energy-efficient case studies in the metropolitan area of Barcelona via study visit. The background research puts emphasis on the definition and certification of zero-energy buildings (shortened to ZEB or nZEB) whose definition differs according to country. The report aims to not only show the differences in policy frameworks between AMB and Seoul but also provide tangible examples of energy-efficient case studies in the metropolitan area of Barcelona.

The target cities that the research aims to address are Korean member cities of CityNet, which includes Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Suwon, and Jeju. There are many similarities between the AMB and target cities—such as Seoul—in terms of their area, high building energy consumption, issues of aging buildings, and the use of solar and geothermal energy.

The publication can be accessed in both English and Korean. To access the full publication, please click on the links below:

 

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The third and final session of CityNet's Climate Leadership Program (#CLP) will be taking place tomorrow (Sept. 25), at 3:00 PM KST! CLP is an online 🌐 #leadership and peer-based learning series that aims to increase the capacities of #climatechange practitioners in the #AsiaPacific. 🌏

For those who didn't manage to sign up but would still like to watch, you can watch the live stream here: youtu.be/Evt0sH8zPKo.

The speakers for tomorrow's session are as follows:

Dicky Edwin Hindarto is the Advisor for Indonesia Joint Crediting System (JCM) implementation, after four years of acting as the head of the Indonesia JCM Secretariat. Mr. Hindarto has wide experience in climate change negotiations, and has served as a lead negotiator and focal point for various climate change action and carbon market cooperations.

Qing Liu is the Carbon Market Business Manager at China Emission Exchange (CEEX) Guangzhou. In her work with CEEX Guangzhou, Ms. Liu is involved with knowledge exchanges on Guangdong carbon trading with foreign universities and practitioners in low-carbon areas.

Dr. Felicia Jiang is an Associate Researcher of Natural Resources Policy at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Dr. Jiang specializes in mining policy research and the public administration of natural resources. She has a background in resource management and technical-economic evaluation.

Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto is the Mayor of Bogor City. He is in his sixth year as Mayor and has the goal of developing Bogor as a Smart City, a Heritage City, and a Green City. Bogor has successfully increased its green spaces across the city, has been focusing on ecomobility as a priority of development. Under his leadership, Bogor City was awarded the Smart City rating by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Allendri B. Angeles is the Acting City Environment and Natural Resources Officer and the Solid Waste Management Officer of Pasig City. During his 13 years as a Solid Waste Management Officer, he has led Pasig City to receive numerous awards. Pasig City has consistently been named as one of the best at implementing local innovations on solid waste management in Metro Manila.
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