Fostering sustainable construction in informal urban areas


Did you know that by 2050 the number of people living in informal areas is expected to rise by two billion? Additionally, two thirds of the infrastructure needed in Africa until 2050 is yet to be built, and the buildings and construction sector accounts for 37% of energy-related CO2 emissions. So, how should we deal with this?  
In response to these challenges, GIZ – on behalf of BMZ - and Cities Alliance are conducting a joint webinar series throughout 2024. The series will focus on practical approaches to sustainable urban planning, construction and financing from the subnational level.  
In this kick-off session, we will delve into the potential of sustainable construction and design methods to change the living conditions of people in informal areas. In context of the Buildings and Climate Global Forum happening beforehand (7-8 March) - we will explore how global agendas such as the Buildings Breakthrough could become instruments of change in this matter. Let’s learn together how changing the living conditions of the urban poor and tackling global crises such as climate change and urbanization can go hand in hand.