Local struggles for housing rights in the context of climate change
Local struggles for housing rights in the context of climate change, urbanization and environmental degradation
This report, published jointly by GI-ESCR and MISEREOR, tackles the growing impacts of climate change, urbanization and environmental degradation on the right to adequate housing and outlines how communities are finding solutions to address these challenges.
States, policy-makers, human rights experts and development experts will appreciate the concrete examples and recommendations which underscore the need for stronger protection and fulfilment of the right to housing, as well as more inclusive, participatory, rights-based and climate-sensitive policy-making and urgent action to address climate change and environmental degradation.
This report reflects a close collaboration with our partners, who have provided case studies highlighting their country's experiences at community level:
Fundación Salvadoreña de Desarrollo y Vivienda Ḿinima, El Salvador;
Centro de Investigación, Documentación y Asesoría Poblacional, Peru;
Association pour l’Amour du Livre et le Développement Local, Cameroon;
Pagtambayayong, the Philippines;
Community Organizers Multiversity, the Philippines;
Spaces for Change, Nigeria;
The English version of the report contains within it each of these case studies. A Spanish language version of the case study on El Salvador may be accessed here and a Spanish version of the case study on Peru here. Additionally, a French language version of the case study on Cameroon may be accessed here.