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A global campaign to ensure that housing is recognized as a fundamental need that shapes our environment, well-being, and the future of our planet. Because housing matters, we need to unite and act together.

  • Because there is a housing crisis worldwide that affects at least two billion people. By 2030, 3 billion people, about 40 per cent of the world’s population will need access to adequate housing.

  • Adequate housing has become an emergency. Housing is the first line of defense against climate change and health risks. Homelessness is putting millions of lives at risk.

  • Housing can dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Efficient housing design, using low-carbon materials, carbon capture, reuse, and zero waste approaches can radically reduce the environmental impacts of the housing sector.

  • Housing is more than a roof over our heads. Housing is also about providing basic services for people to live in dignity and access to places to thrive.

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Launch HousingMatters Campaign

By the year 2030, about 3 billion people will require access to adequate housing.

The provision of affordable housing has become an urgent imperative. Housing serves as our first line of defense against the challenges of climate change. Housing represents more than just a roof over our heads; it encompasses the provision of essential services for people to live with dignity and access opportunities.

Confronting the housing crisis can evolve into a pivotal opportunity to address climate challenges more effectively. Housing can significantly reduce carbon emissions through efficient housing policies, the adoption of low-carbon materials and the promotion of zero-waste practices— essential for mitigating the environmental footprint of the housing sector.

The session will discuss successful approaches and will be the opportunity to launch the “Housing Matters” global campaign touching upon interconnected topics, through a holistic approach to act together.

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7 December 2023 

Launch of Housing Matters Campaign &

Urban Thinkers Campus 9.0 on Housing Matters


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11 - 12 June 2024

Housing for Challenges for Women: Exploring Solutions and Support Systems

Urban Economy Forum


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27 - 29 June 2024

Youth Climate talk



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30 May - 02 June 2024

Festival Faire Autrement

Familistère de Guise


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06 June 2024

Urban Thinkers Campus on Land-Based Finance

By Smartly


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