The presentation will mainly focus on the importance of Net Zero Carbon within the built environment with a comparison between Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy, to understand how each of these strategies impacts a building’s life cycle performance.
New buildings versus retrofit assets will also be investigated to recognize the impact of each towards Net Zero Carbon.
And finally, case studies will be presented to demonstrate the importance of Embodied Carbon in buildings for existing and new assets.



Ali has 2 decades of experience in the construction sector in several countries including UK and MENA region with wide sustainability management experience in buildings, infrastructure, and master planning projects.
He is particularly interested in integrated and innovative design solutions where he can embed principles of sustainability, climate action and circularity into the day-to-day activities of multi-disciplinary design consultancy, both from projects perspective (e.g. Net Zero and Regenerative design solutions) as well as operations perspective (e.g., CSR and SBTi initiatives).
As part of his current role, he also sits on the Steering Committee of Ramboll Group’s Building Sustainability Leadership as well as the Steering Committee for Group’s Corporate Sustainability. Ali is also on the Board of Directors of Emirates Green Building Council.