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Climate smart solutions for resilient housing

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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 solutions at the household level are being created to alleviate the impact of climate change on people’s livelihood, especially in vulnerable areas, making housing resilient to disaster, making communities more protected and sustainable, and supporting efficient use of energy and water, as well as food production, waste management, storage and infrastructure.

This panel invites experts to present some existing inspiring solutions and practices, as well as lessons learned, and poses questions on how to create an integrated multi-level approach for providing climate-smart solutions for resilient housing.

Moderator: Jitendra Balani – Associate Director – Financial Inclusion and Capital Markets, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Habitat for Humanity International


  • Ronita Bardhan – Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Built Environment at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
  • Daniel Inkoom – Professor at the Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Peter Robl – C4E (Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum) / Knauf Insulation
  • Mark Van Loon – Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability & Innovation / Wienerberger AG
  • Andrew Batek – Program Lead, Net-Zero Homes – Global Sustainability, Whirlpool

Interested in learning more? Watch other sessions here.