NGO Roundtable calendar for 2021 – CLF and Embodied Carbon

2021: A Milestone Year

Dear friends,

We begin 2021 with a powerful sense of the possibilities before us, and an awareness of the urgency of the moment. CLF is a movement of thousands of committed professionals who share a common vision: a thriving world that works for everyone; a building industry that is a source of the solution rather than a part of the problem.

CLF convened the Embodied Carbon NGO Roundtable for the first time in September of 2019. Our intention was to bring together leaders of non-governmental organizations from across the building industry for generative conversations to accelerate the reduction of embodied carbon emissions. Over the past 18 months, we’ve had several meetings (most recently in the summer of 2020).

The NGO Roundtable has the following objectives:

  • Share news, strategic plans, resources, and tools related to embodied carbon.
  • Report planning and future dates for conferences, webinars, and meetings.
  • Inspire and facilitate ongoing communication and conversation among key leaders related to embodied carbon.
  • Encourage convergence on shared embodied carbon terminology, data standards, benchmarks, and targets for embodied carbon reduction.

Beginning in February, the following 1.5-hour meetings are scheduled for the NGO Roundtable In 2021:

Thursday, February 11 from 8 AM to 9:30 AM PST
This meeting will kick off 2021 with a presentation from CLF on the state of national, regional, and local policy initiatives to reduce embodied carbon. For background, explore the CLF Policy Toolkit. You’ll receive a calendar invitation shortly.

  • Thursday, May 13 from 8 AM to 9:30 AM PST

  • Thursday, July 15 from 8 AM to 9:30 AM PST

  • Thursday, October 14 from 8 AM to 9:30 AM PST

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Additional agenda Items & announcements

  • Chris Magwood - Builders for Climate Action and new BEAM tool for residential material emissions.
  • Cecile Faraud - C40 and progress of the Clean Construction Forum supporting cities in the transition to resource-efficient, zero-emission construction.
  • Reshma Singh - IMPEL Program of U.S. Department ofEnergy (DOE), mentoring and cohort training for professionals,researchers, entrepreneurs, small businesses working on ideas for buildingstechnologies and programs, and buildings-edge carbon/energy innovation. Applications close Feb. 15.
  • Trude Rauken - Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance with exciting European updates