Northern Housing Consortium Heads to Milan (Online) for Pre-COP26 Event

The Northern Housing Consortium will head to Milan this week, albeit virtually, to showcase the Social Housing Tenants’ Jury at All4Climate – Italy 2021.

The series of events forms part of Italy’s work in their role as joint-Presidents of COP26, the United Nations climate summit taking place in Glasgow this November. Convened by the Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition, All4Climate aims to bring together climate champions around the world to foster proactive dialogue on the challenges of the climate crisis and deliver on the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

As part of the official program of roundtables, the NHC and partners involved in the Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury will hold a meeting offering a first look at the project which placed tenants at the centre of answering the question “how can tenants’, landlords, and others work together to tackle climate change in our homes and neighbourhoods”.

Over the last ten weeks the Jury, a collection of 30 residents reflecting the diversity of the social housing sector, have heard from experts and discussed together a broad range of climate and retrofit issues to produce a series of recommendations to the sector. It is anticipated that these recommendations will put forward tenant views on renewable heating technology, the cost of retrofit and managing disruption, education and communication, and tackling climate change at a neighbourhood level.

Given All4Climate’s focus on young people and driving ambition, younger members of the Jury will join attendees to discuss their experience of the project. All are welcome to join the conversation and we hope the session will be of interest to both officers and residents looking to better understand how we can bring together the climate and tenant engagement agendas.

To complete the session, like-minded organisations will join those from the Jury project to discuss their work empowering young people to have their voice heard in their local areas. Increasing the agency of young people to tackle inequality, address the climate crisis, and build back better from the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is free to attend and you an register your attendance here:

More information on the Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury, including recordings of presentations given by expert commentators, can be found here:

All4Climate – Italy 2021 is convened by the Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition in collaboration with the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate and with the participation of the Lombardy Region and the Municipality of Milan. All4Climate aims to foster proactive dialogue on the challenges of the climate crisis and deliver on the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

More information on All4Climate can be found here: