• Wednesday 19 Oct 2016
  • Sustainable Housing for All: Global Partners, Local Solutions

    Networking Events
    Venue: R9
    Lead Organization:
    • Ministry Of The Environment Finland.
    Partner Organizations:
    • Australia UNEP,
    • France World Green Building Council,
    • UK,
    • UN-Habitat 10YFP Sustainable Buildings And Construction Programme RMIT University.

    This networking event is opened by H.E. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment, Finland. First results of the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme run under the UN 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production will be presented. This includes three projects supported by the 10YFP Trust Fund. One of these aims to foster ecoefficient, socially inclusive and economically viable urban development in Colombia. The other two focus on mainstreaming sustainable social housing in India and developing a digital sustainable housing design tool with housing practitioners from Kenya, Burkina Faso and Nepal. The SBC programme has several Flagship projects under preparation. One of these, led by UN-Habitat and co-led by Bioregional, Energies2050 and RICS, will be presented. It promotes key urban interventions through sustainable social housing in a selected Sub-Saharan countries. The project aims to improve the financial and technical capacities of one municipality in each participating country. The event includes also a facilitated panel on sustainable housing policies. It focuses on local challenges and good practices, highlighting the importance of value chain as well as financing aspects. The panel intends to develop a lively discussion with the audience. It crystallizes action points that can be brought forward in global platforms, such as the 10YFP Programme and championed locally by all major stakeholders involved in sustainable housing. Our aim is to extend the existing network to include new partners and to reach new audiences, to improve the impact of our collaborative efforts and develop new sustainable housing projects meeting local needs. We intend to expand our knowledge on how all stakeholders can support sustainable housing in line with the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals for a more sustainable built environment.