This international conference happens to take place days after a breakthrough which will not go unnoticed at IGBC, as the USA and China formally ratified the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions. This step has been reported as a significant signal towards climate-resilient economies.

In addition to speaking at the conference, Anna will be guest lecturing at the National University of Singapore, where she was a part time lecturer at the Masters programme in Environmental Management and co-anchored the M.Sc. Integrated Sustainable Design Program between 2011 and 2015.