Building Industry Leaders to World Governments:
It’s time to Lead on Climate
On Oct. 6, 2021, leaders from the world’s largest and most influential architectural, engineering, and construction firms and professional organizations issued the 1.5°C COP26 Communiqué – a challenge to sovereign world governments to step up their commitments to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C carbon budget.
The challenge was issued just weeks before the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on Oct. 31st, where governments will be negotiating and setting new emissions reduction targets. Currently, none of the world’s major economies have a climate plan that would meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement.
The building industry is committed to meeting the Paris Agreement target, and are demanding world governments do the same. Below are resources for the media and public to learn more about the 1.5°C COP26 Communiqué and its signatories.
COP26 is our opportunity.
The time is now.
Statements and project highlights
from 40+ firms and organizations.