Call for contributions on the right to adequate housing and climate change

The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, launched a call for contributions to a Report on the linkages between the right to adequate housing and climate change

The report will be presented at the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council in March 2023. Its objective is to take stock of the challenges the climate crisis poses to the right to adequate housing for all; as well as and on how the housing sector contributes to climate change. The report will also provide guidance to promote a just ecological transition of the housing sector which ensures the right to adequate housing for all.

This call builds on a previous report on the subject published by the Special Rapporteur in 2009 (A/64/255) in light of more recent and robust international frameworks and new global agendas, including the Paris Agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Special Rapporteur is welcoming contributions from all local and regional governments willing to share their experiences on right to adequate housing and climate change. Members of the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights (CSIPDHR) are encouraged to participate in this Call to raise the voice of local and regional governments on this important subject.

The questionnaire  below includes a series of guiding questions to help you framing your contribution. Please note that Local and regional governments are free to respond to all or some of the questions, depending on their relevance for each local context. 

[Click here to download the questionnaire]

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