News: President Regina Gonthier presents stakeholders’ engagements at the Building and Climate Global Forum

President Regina Gonthier presents stakeholders’ engagements at the Building and Climate Global Forum.
The President presented the stakeholders' engagements:
The Sustainable Architecture to Turn the World of Today into the World of Tomorrow Declaration is the result of a collaboration between the International Union of Architects, the Architects’ Council of Europe and the Conseil National de l’Ordre des Architects.
We, architects, leaders and representatives of the architectural profession
Recalling our multiple commitments previously made towards sustainable development and responsible practice,
Recognising that reducing greenhouse gas emissions on a path to near-zero emissions by 2030 and decarbonisation by 2050 are ambitious, yet achievable, goals,
Aware of the importance of the entire building sector value chain towards influencing ethical, socially responsible and sustainable development throughout the world,
We pledge to make architecture an economic lever at the service of inhabitants and the planet by abiding by the following guidelines:
Prioritise rehabilitation of existing buildings in a virtuous way instead of building new. The most effective waste management is to prevent waste from being generated.
Decarbonise construction by encouraging the development of new channels for materials. Transition away from carbon- and energy-intensive towards carbon-neutral and renewable materials. Implement short supply chain architecture by promoting the use of local production channels for building eco-materials based on local resources.
Prioritise responsible land use by influencing urban planning to prevent urban sprawl, promoting innovative solutions, encouraging the renovation and use of existing urban stock, and implementing multi-disciplinary expertise.
Protect and promote biodiversity by influencing urban planning to develop and maintain agricultural land and natural areas, as well as green areas in urban spaces.
Highlight the urgent need for high-quality Baukultur, which puts culture on centre stage in order to achieve sustainable and vibrant communities with a better quality of life and well-being for all.
Advocate appropriate funding and public aid to cover any additional costs induced by the introduction of new sustainable architecture construction techniques. Support academic research in ecodesign and innovative sustainable solutions.
This is our renewed commitment for a more sustainable architecture to turn the world of today into the world of tomorrow.


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