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Architects to Phase out Carbon by 2050

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At the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress in August 2014, member organizations representing over 1.3 million architects in 124 countries worldwide unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative, a declaration to eliminate CO2 emissions in the built environment by 2050.

As important, all of the regional Architect Councils of Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa also signed on to the declaration, something that is unparalleled in the 65-year history of the UIA.

The 2050 Imperative was initiated and drafted by Architecture 2030, then delivered subsequently by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to the UIA World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Australian Institute of Architects CEO David Parken, with support from UIA President Albert Dubler, guided the 2050 Imperative through a number of committees and introduced it onto the floor of the Congress where it was unanimously adopted on August 8, 2104.

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