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Open call for climate action research 1

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Declare have launched an open call for research to present at the inaugural Built Environment Summit and to form accompanying report, which will be presented to global leaders at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Co-hosted by RIBA and Architects Declare, the Built Environment Summit (BESt) will take place in London from 28-29 October 2021. The summit will share examples of innovative practice and explore ways to harness political support to decarbonise the built environment, ahead of COP26.

Architects Declare representative and BESt Steering Group Member, Andrew Waugh, said:

“We need to hear voices from across the World with the aspiration and the experience of real change in the construction industry. Our shared ambition can make the difference that as individuals may not seem possible. The opportunity that the Built Environment Summit presents is for our industry to collect itself, to find our voice and make sure that we are heard at COP26, to tell the World our industry is ready step up and commit to making the change that’s necessary.”

Further information here.