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[Hot climates - dossier] #18 - An operation for renewed housing in French overseas departments

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In the French overseas territories, a large proportion of the population, subject to various constraints, has settled in areas exposed to high risks, particularly coastal areas. The impacts of climate change, in particular the expected rise in sea level, will lead to an increasing need to relocate these populations. These needs must be anticipated as best as possible to avoid forced, disruptive and traumatic displacements, especially when they follow a natural disaster.The need to renew housing design and production methods in the overseas territories and more particularly in the West Indies stems both from this challenge and from the priorities identified in the framework of the January 2019 overseas housing conference aimed at controlling costs and producing housing adapted to the expectations (...)

 

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