Kenyan Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issues of our time. The built environment accounts for significant energy and material related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats and personal wellbeing.

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:
Grasp Design Ltd, Cave_bureau, Lexicon + ion Ltd, InFive Architects Ltd, BuildX Studio, FBW Group

We hope that every Kenyan architectural practice will join us in making this commitment.

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Signatures:

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Arcscene Architects Kenya Ltd Biosystems Consultants Ltd BOA Design Workshop BuildX Studio Cave_bureau Design Loft FBW Group/ Kenya GAPL Kenya Grasp Design Ltd InFive Architects Ltd Lexicon + ion Ltd Symbion Kenya Ltd The Landscape Studio Urban Dynamics LLP
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