By 2030, it is estimated that three billion people – about 40% of the world’s population – will be living in vulnerable housing. Inadequate or substandard housing is particularly vulnerable to climate hazards, from fire and flood to windstorms and extreme heat.
To meet the housing needs posed by a growing global population, the housing sector must equally prioritize people and planet.
The Climate Resilient Housing initiative aims to make 10 million people more resilient by 2030. We facilitate approaches that improve the resilience of both new and existing housing through measures that strengthen their ability to withstand disasters and climate hazards and reduce the carbon footprint of the housing sector. Climate Resilient Housing connects actors across sectors to advance and implement solutions which enable people to build safe and climate-ready places to live for generations to come.
We advocate to change policy and influence global climate agendas to both ensure housing is represented and that reforms are both passed and implemented to provide more protection for houses and homeowners against the impacts of climate change.
We connect decision-makers across the private, public, philanthropic and implementer communities to collaborate, innovate, and drive investment towards improved housing resilience.
We introduce and feature new and innovative research and tools addressing climate resilience in the housing sector to better assess current housing trends and to plan for a more sustainable and adaptive future. Our events bring pioneers of housing resilience together to exchange and inform about new approaches.
We aggregate members’ inputs to determine how many people are being made safer through climate resilient housing – and how much further we need to go to reach the most vulnerable.