The formulation of “Sustainable Housing Guidelines” for Zambia is a major milestone in Zambia’s quest for a responsive and integrated approach in the development of more sustainable housing in
Zambia. The guidelines support housing development that responds to global climate trends and they also ensure a response to local sustainable development priorities in an integrated way.
The articulation of these guidelines attests to the seriousness of the situation today, and present a platform to guide the implementation of key interventions towards sustainable housing in an efficient and effective manner.
The guidelines define a comprehensive and coordinated approach to programming implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable housing practices aimed at mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change. As such, some existing practices need to be addressed in order to mitigate their negative impacts on the environment.