Planning, Design, and Development in the Global South The “How to” for People & Planet: the Architecture 2030 Official COP27 Side Event
Africa and the Global South will construct billions of square meters of buildings and infrastructure by 2030. Presenters set out necessary design and construction guidelines, with regional examples, for equitable and resilient development to meet 50% x 2030 emissions reduction targets.
A video presentation of the report for COP27 by the International Code Council
COP27: The Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference took place from 6 – 18 November 2022. Hosted by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) took a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change.
Speakers included a diverse, multidisciplinary group of leading practitioners in planning, design and construction of buildings, landscapes, and infrastructure, with emphasis on practitioners planning and designing in Africa and the Global South.
Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built world from the major emitter of greenhouse gasses to a central solution to the climate emergency. For nearly two decades, we’ve provided the leadership and designed the actions needed to achieve the CO2 emissions reductions for a high probability of limiting planetary warming to 1.5°C. We have convened an unprecedented, multidisciplinary coalition of global architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture and construction firms and practitioners around a collective commitment to decarbonize the built world by 2040.
ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. With more than 50,000 members from over 132 nations, the Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today and promotes a sustainable world.
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) is a global network of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), reaching over 60 countries worldwide. INWES seeks to build a better future worldwide through full and effective participation of women and girls in all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
adjective /kärbən • päzədiv/ A city, development, building, or product that goes beyond carbon neutral to create an environmental benefit and intentionally remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, turning it into useful forms.