CSC Presence in Dubai for Big5 and COP28

December 3, 2023

CSC’s Regional System Operator in the Middle East, Grey Matters, will be present at the BIG 5 Global construction industry event. with the Managing Director, Rabih Fakih

He will be speaking on the 4th December from 16:30- 17:00 at Concrete Talks in Al Ain J& K

Big 5 Global, the largest and most-influential construction industry event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) is set to take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 4 – 7 December 2023. With registrations open for participants who wish to attend the annual gathering of the global construction industry, the event aims to host 2,200+ exhibitors and 68,000+ attendees from more than 150 countries for four days of valuable business networking, fruitful partnerships and knowledge exchange.

Big 5 Global unites the whole industry bringing together contractors, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, disruptors, innovators and suppliers to ESG advisors and international and local policymakers, empowering the development of the construction industry.

On Dec 5 at COP28 (the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 28th Conference of the Parties) Andrew Minson, Director of GCCA, and member of the Concrete Sustainability Council will be speaking on our behalf at the Event “Enabling Circularity in the Built Environment

We are thrilled to be participating to a session during COP28 in Dubai, entitled “Enabling Circularity in the Built Environment” Taking place on 5th December from 15:00 to 16:00 at the COP28 Blue Zone Buildings Pavilion.

This session is sponsored by Holcim and will count with the participation of  Concrete Sustainability Council, Architecture 2030, Arup and ICLEI.

Andrew Minson, GCCA Director and Member of the Concrete Sustainability council will represent the CSC.

The built environment is responsible for half of global resource use, construction demolition waste accounts for nearly 40% of total solid waste and around  45% of GHG emissions come from the production and consumption of resources and materials. Circular economy enables decarbonization and reduces the use of natural resources. Hence, there is a need to accelerate the shift from a linear “take-make-waste” economy to a circular “reduce-reuse-recycle” in the built environment.This discussion will focus on how to accelerate the shift towards circular buildings and the role of innovative building solutions (including design, materials, waste management, etc.), to achieve this shift. The session also aims at discussing  the collaboration levers between partners to create an enabling environment to successfully scale the transition to a circular built environment globally and the various obstacles that are yet to be overcome to achieve this scale up.