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At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, it was agreed that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders is urgently required if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved.

In decision 1/CP.21, the commitments from all actors are recognized, including those launched through the Lima–Paris Action Agenda, as well as the urgent need to scale up the global response to climate change and support greater ambition from governments.

At COP 22 in Marrakech, a High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action was held to highlight outcomes from the Action Events throughout the conference and culminated with the launching of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action; a new framework to catalyse and support climate action.

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Building Efficiency Accelerator Platform

Double the improvement rate of building energy efficiency by 2030

List of participants will be added in due course

Lead Organisations

World Resources Institute (WRI)


By COP22:
• Identify policies, projects and methods for tracking progress for implementation by most of the 23 current city/subnational partners to the BEA.
• Implementation of actions by select city/subnational partners, notably adoption of a new building energy code and municipal building audits in Mexico City.
For 2020 and beyond:
• Demonstrating building efficiency implementation models at the local scale and then assisting in their replication and national scaling. Contribute toward the targets for SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and achievement of national climate commitments (NDCs). Contribute toward doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency in buildings by 2030.

Roadmap and work plan

We have a detailed work plan in the 1-2 year timeframe. In the longer term, we have a general roadmap, process and theory of change to achieve energy efficiency results to 2030.


The 23 current city/subnational partners to the BEA have made progress in prioritizing policies, projects, and methods of tracking progress for building efficiency actions. Many subnational partners have also begun engaging local stakeholders in this prioritization process.
Mexico City has adopted a new building energy code in 2016 and is undergoing audits of several municipal buildings.

Quantitative Impact


We have recruited 23 city/subnational partners since the initiative launch.
Many partner municipalities have selected priority building efficiency actions and/or begun stakeholder engagement.
In Mexico City, a new building energy code has been put in place and audits of municipal buildings are underway


Jennifer Layke,, +1 202-729-7893, and Debbie Weyl,, +1 202-729-7960

+1 202-729-7893, and +1 202-729-7960;