COP26 Communiqué Signatory: 

American Institute of Architects

The gravest problems require the greatest design minds. For decades, architects have been at the forefront of climate action, developing methods to design greener buildings and more sustainable communities. AIA is activating its 95,000 members to coordinate efforts and exponentially increase the pace of progress. Architects are up to the design challenge, but we must work collaboratively, across our industry and in our communities, if we are going to make climate mitigation and adaption a national priority.

Our urgent and sustained actions include:

  • AIA is developing the necessary resources to prepare architects to
    achieve a zero-carbon, resilient, and healthy built environment by 2040.
  • AIA is spearheading changes to building codes and standards and
    materials guidelines in the public and private sectors.
  • AIA and its members will partner with policymakers and allies at the international, federal, state, and local levels to expedite policy and practice resources that effectively address climate change.

Learn more here.