archipelago signed the declaration of climate and biodiversity
Together with other architects, we signed the declaration of climate and biodiversity emergency. Would you like to join? Sign up here by visiting architectsdeclare
Belgian Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency
“In June 2019, a number of English architectural firms launched an online initiative in which they expressed their commitment to take an active role in the fight against the climate crisis. The online petition UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency has already been signed by more than 700 architectural firms. The initiative has been copied in many other countries in recent months. Editors Palindroom and architectura.be are now also launching a Belgian version.”
“The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.
For everyone working in the construction industry, meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. Together with our clients, we will need to commission and design buildings, cities and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.
The research and technology exist for us to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. Recognising this, we are committing to strengthen our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.”
An original initiative of construction declares
For Belgium: architectura.be
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