Mipim launches 'Road to Zero' area

Tim Harrup

Having recently announced an innovation in the domain of co-living, Mipim has just communicated a second new element for the forthcoming 2023 edition (14-17 March). Organisers RX France have launched the Road to Zero area to accelerate the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable model. The new dedicated 400 m² zone will combine exhibition, networking and conference space with a focus on practical methods to decarbonise the real estate industry.

‘Road to Zero’, say the organizers, will bring together all the key players of the built environment engaged in this process: from sustainable investors, to developers, industry and innovative solutions providers. Along with Schneider Electric and Schindler as gold and silver sponsors, major names including PwC, Veolia, Building Minds and Carrier are already confirmed as exhibitors in the area. The Road to Zero stage will be curated by Urban Land Institute (ULI) as exclusive content partner, along with the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBGCSD).

RX France go on to say that carrying on the ‘Driving Urban Change’ theme from Mipim2022, the programme of the Road to Net Zero panel talks will cover the following topics: decarbonising energy infrastructure and investing in low carbon technologies, implementing smart urban tech solutions to develop sustainable cities, increasing biodiversity in urban areas, sustainable retrofitting, implementing net zero data strategies, increasing productivity through offsite modular construction, along with embracing3D printing and Industry 4.0.

MIPIM Director Nicolas Kozubek comments: “As the real estate industry strives to achieve net zero, MIPIM aims to assist exhibitors and attendees by providing them with the best practices and case studies. The Road to Zero stage will shine a spotlight on ESG, innovation and technology solutions that help to accelerate the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable model.”