It's time to accelerate a decarbonised and sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere
To mark 20 years of WorldGBC, we’re hosting the WorldGBC+20: Global Solutions Forum for Accelerating Decarbonised and Sustainable Built Environments on 28 June in London.
As part of London Climate Action Week 2022, reconnect with fellow changemakers, discover new solutions and celebrate 20 years of accomplishments across the WorldGBC network.

The Global Solutions Forum is a paid event open to the wider sustainable built environment community. It will bring together progressive leaders and special guests from across the WorldGBC network, and we need your voice and insights to accelerate decarbonisation and sustainability now.

Join us as we focus on 2025 and build on our strategy Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere.


World Green Building Council
Featured speakers
Farhana Yamin
Acting on Climate: A Justice-Based Approach
The transition to a more equitable, low carbon world will demand concerted solutions that leave no one behind
Farhana Yamin is an internationally recognised environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert.

She has advised leaders and ministers on climate negotiations for 30 years, attending nearly every major climate summit since 1991 and has been deputy chair of the Expert Group of Advisors to the Climate Vulnerable Forum.

Recognised as a ‘powerhouse of climate justice’, Farhana was a key architect of the Paris climate agreement and is widely credited with the inclusion of the net-zero emissions goal by mid-century into the agreement.

In a candid conversation with WorldGBC CEO, Cristina Gamboa, Farhana will open the event and set the tone and direction for the Global Solutions Forum by prioritising climate action that puts people first.
From health and equity to tackling embodied carbon, gain exclusive insights from the WorldGBC's network of experts spanning over 70 countries.
We know the problems — it's time for action.

Be ready to discover allies and opportunities to implement climate and sustainability solutions now.
Convening the most influential leaders from our network of Green Building Councils, members and partners, this one of the most relevant gatherings for the sustainable built environment movement.

Take advantage of our registration discounts and upskill your senior team members.
With a view towards 2025, we will address solutions under five themes that are available now to accelerate sustainability in the built environment and keep a 1.5°C scenario within reach.

1. Urban Resilience Strategies: Collaborations for Climate and Social Justice
2. Enabling the Circular Economy for Social Prosperity
3. Mainstreaming Whole Life Carbon: Plugging the Data Gaps
4. Financing the Built Environment's Deep Green Transformation
5. Energy Efficiency: the Golden Rule for Net Zero in the Built Environment
Please note: programme content, sessions and session participants subject to change.
Scale solutions in a captivating environment
Plan your visit to London
If you need a visa letter to attend, please use this form and we will help you arrange this.

Our hotel recommendations are located in the centre of the city and have easy access to most event venues:

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If you have any questions please reach out to the team at [email protected].
COVID-19 policy
Your health is important to us, and we will do our best to keep everyone safe and healthy during our summit.

We will update this information as new protocols emerge, so please check back for the latest information.
travel requirements
There are currently no COVID-19 related travel restrictions or requirements for travelling to the UK from other countries. However, these regulations can change so we encourage you to keep an eye out on UK Government announcements.

If you had a positive test result in the past two weeks, or have had close contact or lived with someone who has COVID-19, please ensure you obtain a negative test before your travel.

You can find relevant travel information here.
Although wearing a face covering is no longer mandatory in London, please consider wearing a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces where the virus can spread more easily, including on public transport services where face coverings are strongly recommended.

Some event venues may have individual mask requirements as well, of which you will be informed on the day. So please always carry a mask with you.
Vaccines & testing
We strongly encourage all attendees to have up to date COVID-19 vaccinations.

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series, such with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

To protect our community and those most vulnerable, we ask that throughout the week, you take a COVID-19 lateral flow test each morning before attending any events. While we will not be checking test results for entry, we rely on you to protect your health and that of people around you.

If you feel sick, or have any concerns that you have contacted anyone with COVID-19, please take a COVID-19 test before attending any events. If you test positive for COVID-19 during the week, please remain in your accommodation and limit contact with other people as much as possible.

Current UK government guidance (9 May 2022) is to quarantine for minimum 5 days if you test positive. You can find more information here.

You can purchase Covid-19 testing kits here or any other pharmacy in the UK and have them delivered to your accommodation ahead of time, so that you can test every morning. In case of emergency, if you do not have access to a test, please contact the WorldGBC events team ([email protected]) for assistance.
We are taking steps to decrease carbon emissions across this week-long event by providing low-carbon meals and event venues and suggesting public transport options and offsetting travel emissions for in person attendees.
Low-carbon TRAVEL
We recommend offsetting your travel through a verified, high quality offsetting service such as the one offered by South Pole
plant forward meals
Our event catering will prioritise delicious, low-carbon meal and drink options. 
Reducing material use
To facilitate a circular and zero-waste event, we’re maximising the use of our existing resources, and eliminating single-use disposable items wherever possible.
Partner with us
Our range of partnership packages is tailored to suit different levels of engagement and budgets.

If you would like to be represented at our event and discuss our options, please contact Mabel Carrero at [email protected]

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With the generous support of
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Supported by the UN High Level 
Climate Champions
"Sustainable built environments are critical to achieving our 2030 climate goals.

WorldGBC+20: Global Solutions Forum is an opportunity for leaders across the building and construction sector to take stock and collaborate to keep a 1.5°C future within reach."

High-Level Climate Champion
of the UK

Also supported by
Our Green Building Councils
The #BuildingtoCOP27 Coalition
The WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board
Our Global Programme and Regional Partners
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