Canadian Architectural Professionals Declare Planetary Health Emergency and Commit to Urgent and Sustained Action

Our interconnected crises of climate breakdown, ecological degradation, and societal inequity are the most serious issues of our time. The design, construction, and operation of our built environment accounts for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and pervasively impacts our societies and the health of the living systems that sustain us.

Building to support the intergenerational health of our communities and living systems will require rapid paradigm shifts in thought and action for everyone working in the design, construction, and procurement of our built environments. Together with our clients, collaborators, and communities, we need to develop our buildings, cities, and infrastructures as indivisible components of larger nested living systems – interconnected, resilient, and regenerative, now and for future generations.

The knowledge, research, and technologies exist for us to begin this transformation now. Through collective will and collaborative action, we will elevate, empower, and evolve our sustained action.

Accordingly, we commit to:

Towards this, we further commit to:

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Nos crises interdépendantes de dérèglement climatique, de dégradation écologique et d’inégalités sociales sont les problèmes les plus graves de notre époque. La conception, la construction et l’exploitation de notre cadre bâti sont responsables de près de 40 % des émissions de dioxyde de carbone (CO2) liées à l’énergie et elles ont des répercussions généralisées sur nos sociétés et la santé des systèmes vivants qui assurent notre viabilité.

Bâtir pour soutenir la santé intergénérationnelle de nos collectivités et de nos systèmes vivants exigera des changements rapides de paradigmes dans la pensée et dans l’action pour tous les intervenants qui travaillent dans la conception, la construction et l’approvisionnement de nos cadres bâtis. De concert avec nos clients, nos collaborateurs et les membres de nos collectivités, nous devons réaliser des bâtiments, des villes et des infrastructures en tant que composantes indivisibles de systèmes vivants plus grands et imbriqués – interdépendants, résilients et régénératifs, dès maintenant, et pour les générations futures.

Les connaissances, la recherche et les technologies existantes nous permettent de commencer cette transformation dès maintenant. Avec une volonté commune et une action collaborative, nous renforcerons notre action soutenue, nous la doterons des moyens nécessaires et nous la ferons évoluer.

En conséquence, nous nous engageons à :

À ces fins, nous nous engageons également à :

Nous pouvons le faire dès le maintenant. Voyez comment.

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#LesArchitectesDéclarent #TousavecGreta #Designpourl’Avenir


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