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COP27 Side Event: Future-proofing the built environment: Unlocking finance for inclusive & resilient housing

Tutankhamun Side event room, Blue Zone

COP27 Sharm el-Sheikh

COP27 Side Event

Place: Tutankhamun Side event room (Room 9), COP27 Blue Zone, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Lead organizations: WorldGBC, Habitat for Humanity International, BuildingToCOP Coalition including GlobalABC

Date: 10 November 2022

Time: 15:00-16:30 EET

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As countries deal with climate change and with cities expanding, millions more people will need adequate housing. This session will showcase how building codes, empowered participation, collaboration, and climate finance can boost the delivery of resilient, healthy, equitable and efficient buildings. The session will take the format of a discussion between the panelists, facilitated by HFHI. There will also be Q&A from the audience.


  • Dr. Adbel Khalek Ibrahim, Assistant Minister for  Technical Affaire, Egypt
  • Maurice Makoloo, Area Vice President for Habitat’s Africa Area Office, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
  • Nicera Wanjiru, Youth Representative, Slum Dwellers International, Kenya
  • Vivek Pathak, Global Director of Climate Business, IFC
  • Sunita Purush-Ottam, Head of Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespaces