- UN-Habitat Climate Change Planning Unit Urban Planning & Design Branch
- European Commission, FEICOM, IIED, City of Bamenda and SDI
It is estimated that 1 billion people around the world live in informal settlements, lacking adequate and secure housing, and access to basic services such as sanitation and electricity. The residents of informal settlements face entrenched underlying drivers of vulnerability: spatial, economic and political marginalisation. How can informal settlements be developed in a climate resilient way – meeting basic needs and rights for secure housing, whilst addressing the risk posed by climate change? This session will continue the discussion from the Networking Event (9-11am) and will focus on the necessary elements to ensure that the thematic guide ‘building climate resilience in informal settlements’ meets the needs of its target audience: national and municipal government decision makers, and civil society leaders, in low & middle income countries.