Beating the Heat

A new UNEP handbook on urban planning is intended to help reduce and avoid urban heat islands. Beating the Heat: A Sustainable Cooling Handbook for Cities was launched on November 3rd 2021 at COP26.

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Time to think and do differently – #Housing2030 report by Housing Europe, UNECE and UN-Habitat

#housing2030 - Effective policies for affordable housing in the UNECE region. At least 100 million low and middle-income people in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region are housing cost overburdened; they spend more than 40 per cent of their disposable income on housing. Housing affordability is an important element of the right to adequate housing but is often a challenge for groups of the population facing vulnerabilities.

Maimunah Mohd Sharif – Executive Director – UN HABITAT

Since its foundation, UN-Habitat has worked to promote the realisation of the right to adequate housing, for all as one of the transformative forces that can lead the world to overcome challenges related to poverty, exclusion, and inequality, and positively influence cities to embark on a path to inclusive, planned, and sustainable urbanization.

Renovation Summit 2021 #OurHomesOurDeal

Join the upcoming two-day Renovation Summit on 10th and 11th May, organized by Housing Europe and the International Union of tenants. Discussing national Recovery Plans, policies for the decarbonization of housing, how to put people in the driver seat of fair energy transition, as well as how to access financing to increase circularity in housing.