The session would cover different construction technologies and design features that are be affordable to low-income households. The built environment contributes 37 percent of global GHG emissions. It is estimated that 70 percent of buildings required to match the growing demand in urban centers are yet to be built, with the risk of exacerbating the climate crisis.
This session will cover different types of improvements that could be made in houses and settlements to be more resilient to various climate hazards. Housing presents an often-overlooked opportunity to address climate adaptation and mitigation solutions in a way that profoundly benefits vulnerable populations.