By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

December 7, 2011

Are you wondering about how climate change will impact the world's housing needs?   A recent report entitled, Adapting to Climate Change: Cities and the Urban Poor, by the International Housing Coalition, brings a wealth of information together about the effects of rising sea levels, increased temperatures, increased storm  activity, and other climate change dynamics on housing world-wide. 

The report also summarizes action steps that can be taken to reduce climate change risks to the world's housing stock, such as hardening infrastructure to make it more resilient to extreme weather and building seawalls.