CarbonPositive RESET! 1.5ºC Global Teach-In
17 Sept 2020
Meeting the 1.5ºC Paris Agreement Targets in the Global Built Environment
CarbonPositive provides a “how-to” for planning, designing, building and manufacturing a CarbonPositive future – where buildings, developments and entire cities are constructed to use sustainable resources, generate surplus renewable energy, and convert atmospheric carbon into durable materials and products.
To meet this challenge, sessions, speakers and exhibitors will showcase in-depth:
– Innovative materials and advanced construction methods
– Latest design tools and best practices
– Leading edge policy efforts and planning practices
On 17 September, Architect Mario Cucinella will take part in the panel
RESET! ARCHITECTURE: Designing to Meet 1.5ºC
– Dr. Christine Lemaitre, DGNB (Moderator)
– Christian Benimana, MASS Design Group
– Carl Bäckstrand, White Arkitekter
– Mario Cucinella, Mario Cucinella Architects
The leaders transforming design and architecture practice to mitigate climate change discuss the impactful actions they are taking and proliferating to transform culture, industry, and practice to meet the 1.5ºC targets.
10:00 to 10:40 am – Times noted are in London, UK (GMT+1)
We are in a race to find solutions to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. With heartbreaking clarity, the danger of inaction against known threats can lead to terrible human suffering, and declining economic and environmental well-being. With the abrupt but temporary disruption in building and infrastructure construction due to the pandemic, this crucial moment provides us an extraordinary opportunity to reassess and RESET our priorities and actions for the built environment.
It’s clear we can grow our economies, create and support livable communities, and phase-out fossil fuels to solve the climate crisis. Now is the time to collectively accelerate our motivation and actions – designing buildings with no on-site fossil fuels; innovating and shifting to carbon positive buildings, materials, construction and infrastructure; creating building decarbonization and clean energy jobs; integrating passive design strategies and renewable energy in projects; and addressing the root causes of increasing and projected climate catastrophes and pandemics. The world will certainly be better equipped to confront potential disasters if we readily and immediately share resources, expertise, and information.
As it now stands, we can still retain a high probability of meeting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target and avert the most dangerous aspects of climate change by reducing annual CO2 emissions 50% to 65% in the built environment by 2030, and completely phasing-out of fossil fuel CO2 emissions by 2040.
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