COP26 Communiqué Signatory: 

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

The key to solving the climate crisis is designing with nature.

Through Nature-based Solutions and technological innovation, landscape architects protect and repair global ecosystems; foster human health, well-being and happiness; cool the environment and draw down atmospheric carbon. IFLA is calling on its members in 77 nations throughout the globe to accelerate action in support of preventing the 1.5°C increase.

As a global profession, we commit to:

  • Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Dramatically reducing operational and embodied carbon emissions, while increasing biogenic carbon sequestration.
  • Designing green infrastructure that mitigates urban heat island effect, and reduces the risks associated with fire, drought, and flood.
  • Increasing advocacy for equity and equality, food security and the right to clean water and happiness for all.
  • Respecting and working with indigenous cultural land management knowledge to mitigate climate change impacts and continue working towards reconciliation.
  • Collaborating with clients, suppliers, and allied professions to champion climate positive design.

Learn more here.