Leonce on new fund for regional financing for sustainable housing

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Leonce on new fund for regional financing for sustainable housing

On Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 11, Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Adrian Leonce represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Forum of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Housing and Urban Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (known by its Spanish acronym MINURVI), in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The theme of this year’s Ministerial Conference is ‘Funding for Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Settlements’.

The forum is said to have reviewed advances to address housing deficits, the challenges of climate change and the strengthening of sustainable construction and the housing value chain as well as the possibility of a fund for regional financing, which would contribute to projects and programmes to positively impact climate change resilience and greenhouse gas reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In addition to innovative construction practices, green infrastructure and building resilience to climate change, the forum highlighted new initiatives and opportunities which clean energy and energy efficiency provide, while further stimulating the economy.

Several countries including Barbados, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Belize, and Costa Rica also participated in MINURVI 2023.