Housing crisis in Indigenous communities should consider health and climate adaptation: report – Canada’s National Observer

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202416 Views

July 9th 2024

Solutions to the housing crisis in Indigenous communities should be viewed holistically and include cultural, health and energy-efficiency outcomes, a new report says.

The report, written in collaboration with the Canadian Climate Institute and Indigenous Clean Energy, brings forward the concept of “healthy energy homes,” which are efficient, climate adaptive and support well being. The idea is not intended to create a new standard like net-zero or passive housing that can be certified, but instead is specific to each nation.

The report suggests Indigenous housing must be different from the past by “creating that space for culture and creating that space for doing things in a way that makes sense for the community,” Janna Wale, a report co-author, told Canada’s National Observer

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2024/07/09/news/housing-crisis-indigenous-communities-health-climate-adaptation

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