Place: #BuildingsPavilion Auditorium (lot. n°113)
Date: 10 November 2022
Time: 16:45-18:15 Eastern European Time
Lead organisation(s): Build Change
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)