Global Connections Day, a Virtual Event

Building Codes and Extreme Weather

Tuesday, October 12, 2021  |  10am – Noon ET and 3:30 – 5:30 pm ET

On Global Connections Day, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, experts from around the world convened for an interactive day to address extreme weather challenges and resilience in the global community.

Morning Session: 10 am – Noon ET

Presentation of Global Award

Eng. Abdul Latif Helaly, RAJUK

Fireside Chat: Advancing Climate Mitigation through Building Codes

Martina Otto, Head, Cities Unit, UN Environment Programme & Head of the GlobalABC Secretariat

Case Studies: Adaptation & Mitigation in Buildings

Regis Meyer, Ministry of Ecological Transition, France
Karim Selouane, Resallience
Illyas Essabi, Ministry of Housing, Morocco

Afternoon Session: 3:30 – 5:30 pm ET

Keynote Address: California’s Climate Insurance Report: Protecting Communities, Preserving Nature, and Building Resiliency

Michael Peterson, Deputy Commissioner of the Climate and Sustainability Branch, California Department of Insurance

Panel Discussion: Insurance, Codes and Climate

Ryan Colker, ICC, moderator
Anne Cope, IBHS
Mark Bove, MunichRE