KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT FRANS TIMMERMANS

#Housing2030 digital conference | 10 November 2020

 

CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL & HEALTH IMPACTS ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

#Housing2030 digital conference | 10 November 2020

Climate change is the key issue facing us all. At the same time, millions of people in the UNECE region suffer from energy poverty, while households and the construction industry remain significant sources of CO2 emissions. Thus, housing goes right to the heart of the climate question.


This online conference, part of the #Housing2030 initiative led by Housing Europe, the UNECE and UN-Habitat, was presented in partnership with the City of Glasgow. It aimed to highlight effective and innovative policies to improve the climate and energy performance of our homes in a way that does not put an unsustainable financial burden on low- and middle-income households.

Positive policy solutions to improve housing affordability in the UNECE region

Presentation by Dr Julie Lawson, Lead Writer & Content Coordinator of Housing 2030

Presentation by Dr Holger Wallbaum, Lead Author of the Housing 2030 Climate-neutral Housing Chapter

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

Björn Mallants, VVH – The Association of Flemish Housing Companies

Anu Sarnet, EKYL – The Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations

Andoni Hidalgo, Opengela – Basque one-stop-shop for neighbourhood level renovation

Peter Gergely, Slovakian Ministry of Transport & Construction

Monica Scatasta, Council of Europe Development Bank

Joint presentation

Conclusions from the day

Presentation

 

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE HOMES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION

A #Housing2030 initiative webinar | 17 September 2020

Malta, like other Euro-American societies has experienced drastic demographic, political and economic transformations due to the pull of progress brought about by an economic boom. Such changes, which are largely experienced at a household level, cannot be ignored by the state. Hence, the Ministry for Social Accommodation sought to address these social shifts by developing and implementing its first-ever national housing system. The Ministry has made clear that it is putting the home at the centre of Maltese society - a vision which is rethinking and re-evaluating contemporary housing from a holistic perspective. This system is taking a people-centred approach to housing as it invests in adequate housing in order to ensure security, belonging, prosperity and wellbeing in Malta.

This online workshop was organised by the Ministry for Social Accommodation, Malta in cooperation with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Housing Europe, UN-Habitat and Union for the Mediterranean within the initiative “#Housing2030 - Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region.

 ​Presentation by Doris Andoni

​ Presentation by Grzegorz Gadja

​ Presentation by Iacovou Charalambos

​ Presentation by Javier Buron

​ Presentation by Julie Lawson

​ Presentation by Kurt Xerri​

​ Presentation by Lisa Bullen

​ Presentation by Manana Hafnaoui

​ Presentation by Marissa Plouin

​ Presentation by Rachael Scicluna

​ Presentation by Sophie Lecoq

​ Presentation by Susanne Bauer ​

 

ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF LAND FOR HOUSING PROVISION

A #Housing2030 initiative webinar

This has been the first online workshop, organized on May 20th within the initiative “#Housing2030 - Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region” implemented by Housing Europe, UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management and UN Habitat. #Housing2030 is a joint international initiative making the case that it's time to Think (and do!) differently when it comes to housing affordability. This first event was dedicated to the first #Housing2030 work pillar, namely Land.

 
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