Curt Garrigan

UNEP-SBCI

Coordinator
Speaker in event(s): Sustainability in Real Estate
Curt Garrigan is the Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) in Paris, France.
 
Before joining UNEP, he served in a number of capacities for the city government in Nashville, Tennessee including Deputy Mayor, where he coordinated municipal policies and initiatives and assisted in developing the city’s $1.5 billion budget. He also served as a director and co-director of parks for an interim time. After the flood at Nashville, he was appointed by the Mayor to coordinate planning and infrastructure for the city’s post-disaster Recovery Team.
 
Garrigan grew up in New Jersey USA and studied architecture in 1985 at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also had a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Geneva. 
 
Garrigan is married to Elizabeth, who is a writer and journalist, and they have two boys, at the ages of 2 and 4.

UNEP-SBCI

UNEP-SBCI's mission is presenting a common voice of building sector stakeholders on buildings and climate change, drawing on UNEP’s unique capacity to provide a global platform for collective action.
Its main goals are;
 
To provide a common platform for the stakeholders: To provide a global platform for dialogue and collective action from buildings sector stakeholders to address sustainability issues of global significance, especially climate change,
 
To develop tools and strategies: To develop tools and strategies for achieving a wide acceptance and adoption of sustainable building practices throughout the world,
To establish baselines: Establish globally acknowledged baselines based on the life cycle approach, with a first focus on energy efficiency and CO2 emissions,
 
To demonstrate through pilot projects: To participate in, influence and support policy developments recognizing the role of buildings for mitigation and adaptation to climate change at local, national and/or global levels.
 
To meet these goals, UNEP-SBCI shall implement its work plan focused on the following corresponding objectives: outreach and membership activities to raise awareness of the significant opportunities for engaging the building sector in tackling climate change and increasing participation in UNEP-SBCI.
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