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Climate action

The climate emergency is the biggest challenge facing our planet and our profession. But to have a significant impact we need to turn warm words into impactful actions.

Find out more about what the RIBA is doing to tackle the climate emergency. 

Image Credit: UK Hydrographic Office by AHR, winner of the RIBA South West Sustainability Award 2019, photographed by Daniel Hopkinson

Take the 2030 Climate Challenge

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge sets a series of targets for practices to adopt to reduce operational energy, embodied carbon and potable water. If all RIBA Chartered Practices meet these targets, they will play their part in addressing this global crisis.

RIBA Journal

Read ‘RIBA’s grasp of the climate change nettle’ – editor Hugh Pearman’s take on RIBA’s action plan.

RIBA Books

RIBA Books has selected their recommended reads on the climate emergency and a sustainable future.


The full CPD programme for 2020 was announced on 12 September 2019 – stay tuned to find out more about next year’s Core and City sessions which will include ‘Energy retrofitting historic buildings’, 'The principles of building physics and climate-responsive design’ and ‘Embedding sustainability into the RIBA Plan of Work’.

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