Restoring Access - Rebuilding Social Cohesion - Healing Communities through Social Infrastructure


Climate Change Indaba
31 August -1 September 2023

The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) as a Public Entity of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (“DPWI”) and in partnership with DPWI will be convening a Climate Change Indaba on 31 August - 1 September 2023 at the Olive Convention Centre Durban, KwaZulu-Natal under the theme “Restoring Access-Rebuilding Social-Cohesion and Healing of Communities through Social Infrastructure. 

This Indaba seeks to engage and coordinate Built Environment stakeholders towards developing a framework on how the sector can contribute towards the transition of the South African economy to one that is low-carbon and climate-resilient for consideration by the Presidential Climate Change Commission (PCCC).


  1. Policy, regulations, incentives, and procurement regime that considers emission reduction, climate change resilience and new technologies and innovative design.

  2. Nurturing skilled Built Environment specialists, and how the academics factor-in climate change as part of the curriculum.

  3. Inclusive empowerment of communities and marginalised groups through the infusion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems into Built Environment practices.

  4. Towards a consolidated sustainability submission from the Built Environment sector to the Presidential Climate Change Commission (PCCC).