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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 by reading the updates below, or attending one of the events in our People, Place, Planet series.

Image credit: Lark Rise by bere:architects, winner of RIBA South Award 2019, photographed by Tim Crocker

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

Executive Director of Professional Services, Adrian Dobson, highlights what the RIBA has achieved one year since declaring a climate emergency.

‘Three steps to carbon zero heaven’: Eleanor Young explains how some simple actions can help take advantage of the help that’s out there.

Read how the architecture sector is taking the reins in the retrofit push.

‘After coronavirus, the climate’: Adrian Dobson explains the climate emergency might seem a distant threat compared to the immediate pandemic, but it is a potentially greater issue for the planet.

RIBA Books

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

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