US Architects Declare Climate, Justice, and Biodiversity Emergency

The interlinked crises of climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and societal inequity are the most serious issues of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (C02) emissions while also having a significant impact on deforestation, habitat destruction, and species extinction.

Meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth's ecological boundaries demands a paradigm shift in our behavior in the building sector. Together with our clients and collaborators, we must design buildings, cities, and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating, and self-sustaining system.

The knowledge exists to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. As a sector, we must work together to reshape our approach to architecture and urbanism at the speed and scale the crises demand.

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FOR INDIVIDUALS:

All are welcome to join an Architects Declare working group and participate in or plan actions, regardless of whether or not your firm is a signatory. We will be launching in the Fall with a series of open Town Halls. To stay connected and receive updates on future events, sign up for the Architects Declare Mailing List. To join the carbon, biodiversity, and/or social and environmental justice working group Sign Up Here. Read more about the Working Groups and their missions Here.

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FOR FIRMS:

Architects Declare believes that firms must lead with a strong message committed to action. If you represent a firm, please sign the declaration below. We hope that every US architectural practice will join us in making this commitment.

To sign and be the main contact for your firm, you must be a principal or partner, or otherwise have the authority to commit your firm as a signatory to US Architects Declare. You cannot sign using an [email protected] email address.

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