Building on the momentum of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21) that was held in December last year, the topic of global sustainability – and the construction equipment industry’s roles and responsibilities within it – will feature prominently at this year’s bauma Munich in April.
Show organizer Messe Munich is endorsing and helping to promote a number of Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) events at this year’s exhibition in April, alongside the CCC host Volvo Construction Equipment.
The principal events will be two mini-summits that will gather leading industry figures alongside environmental experts and other interested authorities. In front of a live audience, the panel will challenge the construction industry to become part of the solution to limiting the earth’s future temperature increases. Far from being an attempt to criticize the construction industry, the 40-minute long mini-summits will take a positive view, highlighting the practical, business and economic benefits of adopting a more sustainable approach.
In addition to the mini-summits, one of which will be open to the public in the bauma Forum, the work and aims of the CCC will be promoted at Volvo Construction Equipment’s press conference at bauma, in front of an audience of over 100 international journalists. The CCC will also form part of the bauma Charity Alliance, a platform created by Messe Munich to promote the work of projects focusing on education, food programs, health, social integration and environment.
The Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) is an initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry value chain and provide funding for environmental research. The Construction Climate Challenge is part of the Volvo CE commitment to WWF´s Climate Savers Program.