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Climate change, environmental and health impacts on housing affordability

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Climate change, environmental and health impacts on housing affordability


#Housing2030 | Online | 10th November 2020


Online, 10 November 2020


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Housing 2030 is a joint international initiative of housing experts from over 56 governments through UNECE, UN Habitat and 43,000 affordable housing providers and neighbourhood developers represented by Housing Europe.


It aims to improve the capacity of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and sustainability.


in association with Glasgow City Council

***All times are in UK time zone (CET -1)


09:00-09:30 | Welcome addresses


Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council


Doris Andoni, Chair, UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management


Bent Madsen, President of Housing Europe


Christophe Lalande, Chief of Section - Land, Housing and Shelter, UN-Habitat


09:30-09:45 | Keynote address


Frans Timmermans – Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for the EU Green Deal


09:45-09:55 | Update on the #Housing2030 study


Julie Lawson, Lead Author and Content Coordinator of the #Housing2030 report


09:55-10:10 | The policy toolkit: An overview of policy options to deliver affordable, high-quality and environmentally sound housing


Holger Wallbaum, Professor of Sustainable building at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg


10:10-10:50 | Panel Q&A Session (moderated by David Orr, #Housing2030 Co-Chair)


~ The speakers on this panel have participated in our podcast series, providing their views on the theme of ‘Climate change, environmental and health impacts on housing affordability’.


You are encouraged to listen to the shows ahead of the webinar, as this session will be a Q&A only. ~ 


Martin van Rijn, Chairperson of Aedes – The Dutch Federation of Housing Corporations


Monika Kosinska, Coordinator, WHO ‘Healthy Cities Network’


Brian Evans, City Urbanist for Glasgow and Professor at the Glasgow School of Art


Holger Wallbaum (Professor of Sustainable building at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg)


10:50-11:00 | Digital Coffee Break


11:00-11:40 | “How can we make the necessary environmental sustainability and liveability upgrades to housing stocks without increasing costs for low- and moderate-income households?”


moderated by Elena Szolgayova, #Housing2030 Co-Chair


Representatives of the national and local governments, social and affordable housing providers and policy experts will share their experiences with housing policies to properly address the climate question in a way that is affordable, equitable and sustainable for households.


11:40-11:45 | Summary of the day’s discussions


Elena Szolgayova, #Housing2030 Co-Chair


David Orr, #Housing2030 Co-Chair


11:45 | Adjourn




As part of the initiative, a series of events have been foreseen in the course of this and next year.


Follow this section for the latest updates, as well as the website of the initiative:


The European Federation for Public, Cooperative and Social Housing
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Housing Europe
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+32 2 541 05 61
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