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COP27 #BuildingsPavilion - Building for a Billion: The Resilient Housing Implementation Lab

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion (lot. n°113)

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 #BuildingsPavilion

Place: #BuildingsPavilion Auditorium (lot. n°113)

Date: 10 November 2022

Time: 16:45-18:15 Eastern European Time

Lead organisation(s): Build Change

Imp Lab

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As climate-related disasters have become more frequent and more severe, houses and people across the globe are more vulnerable than ever before, with 40% of the world projected to live in substandard housing by 2030. It is within this framework that the High-Level Champions identified a key breakthrough in the sector: that 1 bn people have better design, construction and access to finance to live in decent, safe, affordable and climate-resilient homes. 

This interactive and dynamic discussion will catalyze action for this breakthrough by confronting three key questions for progress: 
1) What state policies have been effective at channeling resources towards resilient housing?
2) How can we reframe resilient housing within the financial community as not just a global development need, but also as a key investment opportunity?
3) What is needed for systems transformation to not only recover in the housing sector, but also to prevent future losses and damages?

Through a cross-sectoral exchange, this session will showcase innovation and leadership in climate-resilient housing, and identify gaps and opportunities to advance progress for resilient futures and communities.


  • Charles Langdale, Head of Climate Risk and Resilience, Howden Group
  • Juan Caballero, Vice President of Programs, Build Change
  • Magali Anderson, Chief Innovation & Sustainability Officer, Holcim
  • Daniel Stander, Senior Advisor, UNDP
  • Francine Baron, CEO, Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD)