On 01 April 2021, EU-ASE president Monica Frassoni participated in the webinar series “Towards a net zero energy in buildings”. Ms Frassoni took the floor in the first volume of the webinar series, which focused on policies, regulations, finance mechanisms and business models.
The online workshops were organised by the European Union Delegation to State of Kuwait, the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The aim of these workshops was to exchange relevant best practices, information and lessons learned and advance regional initiatives on the ZNE buildings principles in the context of energy transitions and climate change mitigation. It also discussed the challenges that the use of energy in the building sector in the EU and the GCC regions are facing and what can be done to transform them into business and economic opportunities.
This online events bought together policymakers, technology leaders, regulators, government representatives, and experts to debate the key challenges and opportunities by examining; policies and regulations, technology advancement, and current business models that could enable the ZNE buildings concept to emerge.