Zero-carbon cities pledged by architects
As a commitment to tackle climate change, architects from 124 countries have adopted the 2050 Imperative Declaration at the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress in Durban. According to the global coalition, the regional architect councils of Europe, Asia, the US and Africa have unanimously pledged to build only carbon neutral cities in the future. Drafted by the advocacy group Architecture 2030, the declaration emphasises on the architects to design and build cities that will use electricity as much as required by them, thus leaving no chance for wastage or over-use. Presently, low carbon homes can be constructed by builders by following the LEED criteria or the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment methodology.