Building Material Selection and Use - An Environmental Guide

BY WWF-NEPAL, HARIYO BAN PROGRAM | 12 NOV 2016
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WWF initially developed the Nepal-specific guide in response to the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015.
Housing and shelter was one sector that was acutely impacted, approximately half a million homes collapsed or were damaged beyond repair and another 256,697 were partly damaged. Sudden, large-scale increases in building material demand can cause significant social and environmental risks, for example, erosion, deforestation, landslide and floods. The guide was developed to provide information on environmentally responsible selection and use of materials to reduce these risks and create a more resilient built environment.

For more information and resources visit WWF Nepal Hariyo Ban Program.

 
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