Climate smart solutions for resilient housing

climate smart solutions for resistant housing

As an escalating consequence of climate change and natural hazards, vulnerable populations and communities have the need to protect their homes and livelihoods from changes in the weather patterns causing destructive disasters, such as an increased incidence of droughts, rains, flooding and cyclones, a product of a long-term environmental crisis. Innovative developments to provide climate-smart […]

Impact of climate change on vulnerable populations and the role of housing

Impact of climate change on vulnerable populations and the role of housing

This plenary discusses how international organisations and cities are proactively addressing the impact of climate change on vulnerable populations – with a specific focus on the role of housing in reducing vulnerability. Moderator: James Schell – Senior Manager: Middle East & North Africa, Habitat for Humanity International Speakers: Ela Serdaroglu – Red Cross and Red Crescent Brett Moore – […]

The future of human health: How climate change and the built environment are impacting wellbeing

How climate change and the built environment are impacting wellbeing

The relationship between health and the built environments is not new. Many health challenges are directly related to transportation choices, land use patterns, infrastructure and accessibility. The climate crisis is exacerbating threats to human settlements, and in turn, human health. Intensifying heatwaves, flooding, drought and degraded air quality are challenges that must be met in […]