Irish Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency

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.

We will seek to:

Founding signatories:

Vivian Cummins Architects, Paul McNally: The PassivHaus Architecture Company, Mark Stephens Architects, Zeno Winkens: Winkens Architecture, Maoilíosa Reynolds M R D, Isabel Barros Architects, Lester Naughton Architect Ltd

We hope that every Irish architect/architectural practice will join us in making this commitment.

If you are an Irish architectural student you can also sign below, you won't be entered as a signatory but you will be included on the mailing list to keep up with current news & events at Architects Declare Ireland. Irish Architectural Students (or anyone involved in architectural education) can also sign

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