Environmental Consultants Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS DECLARE is a global commitment uniting all strands of the building industry. It is both a public declaration of our planet’s environmental crises and a commitment to take positive action in response to climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse.

We know that we have just over a decade to address these global emergencies, or we risk catastrophic damage to the natural world. Yet as the earth’s life support systems come under increasing threat, the scale and intensity of urban development, infrastructure and building construction globally continues to expand, resulting in greater greenhouse gas generation and loss of habitat each year.

For everyone working in construction and the built environment, meeting the needs of our societies without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. If we are to reduce and eventually reverse the environmental damage we are causing, we will need to re-imagine our buildings, cities and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.

Such a transformation cannot happen without a wide-ranging declaration of intent, followed by committed action, international cooperation and open source knowledge sharing. A united declaration will support more effective lobbying of policy makers and governments to show leadership and commit resources. The next few years will decisive in shaping our collective future - now is the moment to act.

Construction Declares can be used by everyone involved in the Built Environment sector: architects, designers, landscape architects, engineers, project managers, surveyors, developers and estate managers, contractors, suppliers, students, academics etc.

This site logs global declarations by environmental consultancy practices in the construction and built environment.

HOW TO DECLARE

Sign Up — Find your country in the list below and click through to add your declaration

Set Up — If you can’t find your country, it hasn’t yet declared so click here to apply for help with a new declaration

EXISTING DECLARATIONS

Sign Up — Find your country and sector in the list below and click through to add your declaration

Don’t see your country and sector listed here? Set it up

To find out more about the movement, visit Construction Declares.