Thousands Worldwide Participated in the 1.5ºC Global Teach-In
October 2020 | announcements
5,600 Registered / 95 Countries
69 Sessions / 100 Experts
Thousands worldwide came together – architects, planners, engineers, educators, developers, manufacturers and policymakers – and participated in the historic CarbonPositive RESET! 1.5oC Global Teach-In, a full-day of “how-to” events presented live in three regions worldwide.
Attendees engaged with the most effective building materials, construction methods, design tools, architecture and planning strategies, practices and policies for building a carbon positive future, address the current and future impacts of climate change and RESET the targets and actions necessary to meet the Paris Climate Agreement 1.5oC goals:
a 65% CO2 emissions reduction by 2030, zero CO2 emissions by 2040.
We heard from landscape architects designing carbon-sequestering sites that take their projects to net zero and carbon positive on a rapid timeline and architects leveraging the material abundance of existing buildings for adaptive reuse accompanied by dramatic embodied carbon savings. We learned from planners with visions for humane, resilient, cool, and connected urban environments, and leaders challenging and expanding the status quo in real estate, development, manufacturing, and between disciplines.
English-language recordings of all keynotes and sessions in
Region 1: North & South America
Region 2: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Region 3: Asia, Asia Pacific & Oceania
have been published on the Carbon Positive website and our YouTube channel. The live simultaneous interpretations of the keynotes in Spanish and Mandarin have also been published, and session recordings of the live Spanish and Mandarin interpretations will be published soon.
Reducing emissions to maintain the likelihood of limiting global average temperature to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels may feel daunting. However, ample evidence, actions and proven strategies from theCarbonPositive RESET! 1.5ºC Global Teach-In illustrate it’s very doable.
Below, see a selection and list of sessions, projects and commitments that meet or go beyond the carbon reductions we know are necessary as outlined in the 1.5ºC Climate Actions Commitment: