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HPAC 'On The Air': COP27 Recap with USGBC's Elizabeth Beardsley

Dec. 22, 2022
*NEW PODCAST* Just back from Egypt, the U.S. Green Building Council's lead emissary to the latest UN Climate Conference fills us in on the event's most relevant news for our industry.

Our returning guest this month is Elizabeth Beardsley, senior policy counsel for the U.S. Green Building Council. In that capacity, she last month led the USGBC delegation to the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm El-SheikhEgypt, commonly referred to as 'COP27'. An environmental advocate with degrees in both civil engineering and law, Beardsley chats with us here about her latest experiences and compares them with her takeaways from COP26 in Scotland a year ago.

One overriding impression? "We're running out of time," she says.

  • To read Beardsley's initial blog from COP27, click here.

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To read USGBC's post-COP27 wrap-up, click here.

To listen to our first podcast with Ms. Beardsley, recapping COP26 a year ago, click here.

To listen to previous 'HPAC On The Air' podcasts, please visit our Members Only page.

About the Author

Rob McManamy | Editor in Chief

An industry reporter and editor since 1987, McManamy joined HPAC Engineering in September 2017, after three years with, a Chicago-based media startup focused on tech innovation in the built environment. He has been covering design and construction issues for more than 30 years, having started at Engineering News-Record (ENR) in New York, before becoming its Midwest Bureau Chief in 1990. In 1998, McManamy was named Editor-in-Chief of Design-Build magazine, where he served for four years. He subsequently worked as an editor and freelance writer for Building Design + Construction and Public Works magazines.

A native of Bronx, NY, he is a graduate of both the University of Virginia, and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Contact him at [email protected].