Climate Resilient Housing

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: Climate Resilient Housing is a collaboration of governments, banks, philanthropists, and tech solutions standardising access to resilient, climate-smart housing worldwide. With 3 billion people projected to live in vulnerable housing by 2030, the time to act is now if we are to protect families, communities, and livelihoods. Under the leadership of Build Change since 2004, Climate Resilient Housing unifies multi-sector actors from the US and around the world under the same banner to advocate for solutions to the financial, technology and policy barriers that inhibit the adoption of safe housing.

Benefits: The Climate Resilient Housing initiative unites expert implementers and practitioners around the unique cause of better housing, breaking down barriers by hazard, wealth, location, and architecture. The initiative offers global expertise and partnerships to advance each other’s progress towards resilient housing through technical assistance, technological expertise, policy solutions and international best practices.

Geographies: Americas: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States. Asia-Pacific: Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines. SIDS: Dominica, Jamaica, Micronesia, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, countries, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: Climate Resilient Housing collaborates with partners in a variety of formats, including but not limited to: funded projects or contracts, CSR and philanthropic strategies, strategy development for a particular city or country, and thought leadership initiatives. They encourage parties to reach out to them at if they are interested in a specific opportunity. There is no cost for collaborating with Climate Resilient Housing, but certain projects do require funding structures.


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