From 22 to 26 June 2015, the ENERGIES 2050 Association and its partners organized a series of international events on the theme “Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Territories in the Challenges of Climate Change”. These events are part of the dynamics of the contributions of the ENERGIES 2050 association and its partners in the preparations for the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate (COP21), which will be hosted by France at the end of 2015.COP21-label

List of events and conferences (click for more information)

24 June Energy innovation for sustainable and competitive tourism
Nearly Zero Energy Hotels – Edition 2015
25-26 June Sustainable Cities and Buildings: Saving Resources for Climate Change
UNEP-SBCI Symposium and GI-REC
22-26 June Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Territories Facing the Challenges of Climate Change
Francophone Summer School
 25 June Exploring climate change adaptation opportunities in the tourism sector

Partner Events

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24-25 June, Nice ACROPOLIS
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25-26 June Gréoux-les-Bains

Download the program of the week:

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24 June


Nearly Zero Energy Hotels – Edition 2015

Lecture in English and French (simultaneous translation).

This conference, open to professionals and the public, was organized within the framework of the European project neZEH “Nearly Zero Energy Hotels”, supported by the European Commission, and bringing together a consortium of 10 partners from 7 European countries including the World Organization Tourism and the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism (NECSTouR).

The conference “Nearly Zero Energy Hotel – Edition 2015” – neZEH 2015 – offered a unique space for exchanges for participants from the tourism and hotel industry, for professionals in sustainable building and energy performance, The European Union, representatives of national, regional and local authorities and, finally, all interested stakeholders.

The aim of this conference is to exchange, share and actively debate opportunities for energy innovations through the implementation of “near zero energy” strategies as a means of improving energy performance and strengthening the competitiveness of Hotel sector.

Speakers at the conference neZEH2015 included:

  • Arab Hoballah, Head of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Division, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
  • Helena Egan, Director of Relations with Industries, TripAdvisor
  • Jean-Pierre Ndoutoum, Director of the Institute of La Francophonie for Sustainable Development (IFDD)
  • Peter Hug, Executive Director of UNESCO, European Energy Service Corporation
  • Stéphane POUFFARY, Founder and Honorary President of ENERGIES 2050
  • Christian de Barrin, Director of HOTREC, European Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés
  • Michel Tschann, President of the Syndicat des Hôteliers Nice-Côte d’Azur

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Find the video recordings, presentations … by following the following link:

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The conference was followed by a cocktail of “networking”

Cocktail offered by Travelife

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25-26 June


UNEP-SBCI Symposium and GI-REC

Lecture in English and French (simultaneous translation).

These conferences are organized in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in two of its initiatives:

  • The Sustainable Buildings and Climate Change Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) and
  • The Global Initiative for Resource Cities (GI-REC)

The two-day conference brought together all the international partners of these two initiatives.

In a context of increasing global urbanization (75% of the world’s population will live in cities in 2050) and knowing that the built environment is one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, urban planning and Construction is therefore a major challenge in the fight against climate change. The purpose of the conference was to highlight the many opportunities for action, to discuss technical, organizational and financial innovations as well as climate strategies and policies at national and international levels.

Speakers at the Symposium included:

  • Arab Hoballah, Head of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Division, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
  • Helen GOODLAND, Brantwood Consulting
  • Professor Tomonari YASHIRO, Vice President, University of Tokyo
  • Stéphane POUFFARY, Founder and Honorary President of ENERGIES 2050
  • Rajat GUPTA, Oxford Brooks University
  • Roland HUNZIKER, Cities and Sustainable Buildings Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Pekka HUOVILA, Coordinator of 10YFP Sustainable Buildings and Construction, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
  • John VANDERLEY, University of Sao Paulo
  • Martina OTTO, Deputy Chief of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition of the United Nations Environment Program
  • Ibrahim AL-ZU’BI, Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates
  • ….


To access the presentations of the UNEP-SBCI and GI-REC Symposium,
click HERE


22-26 June 2015


Francophone Summer School

The Francophone Summer School “Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Territories Facing the Challenges of Climate Change” is part of the initiative of the Francophonie’s Initiative for Sustainable Cities, an initiative co-founded by the Institut de la Francophonie Sustainable Development (IFDD), a subsidiary organ of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), and ENERGIES 2050.


This week of training gave the invited professionals the key to understanding the stakes of buildings, cities and territories in the context of climate change. It was also about providing them with the knowledge and tools to address these challenges and opportunities, through their respective activities, programs, projects and initiatives. The Summer School was also an opportunity for participants to discover concrete projects and initiatives, witnessing the many opportunities for action, and to meet and exchange ideas with international actors involved in these themes. This week of training was meant to be a gateway to concrete implementation.

The Summer University wanted to be an active contributor to the development of the environmental roadmap built in preparation for COP21.

To learn more about the Francophonie’s Initiative for Sustainable Cities


25 June 2015



Organized in partnership with the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism (NECSTour).

The purpose of the workshop was to reflect and draw up a common assessment of the impacts of climate change in tourist destinations, discuss new challenges facing tourist destinations in the context of global warming and share best practices through Case studies on measures and opportunities for adaptation in order to address climate change in the tourism sector.

Policy makers from European regions and representatives of the private tourism sector, research centers, universities and international, regional and local organizations participated in the workshop.

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