"The time for warm words is over"

These are the words of RIBA president Alan Jones, which is why, last month, the RIBA published its Sustainable Outcomes Guide, supporting architects in achieving the zero-carbon goals of the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

Often, it can be difficult reconciling our personal good intentions with our professional role in an industry that contributes significantly towards global warming. The rising tide of misinformation, opinion and greenwash is increasingly challenging to navigate too.

But it’s time to harness eco-anxiety. Begin by getting informed: understand the facts, grapple with the arguments, and seek inspiration from those who have found creative solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.

Whether you’re an architect looking for practical guidance, or you’re simply curious to learn how designers are confronting the climate crisis, RIBA Books has a wealth of material to help you get to grips with the facts. Start the new decade with a resolution worth keeping: arm yourself with the knowledge to push for change.

Climate emergency

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