Finnish Architects Declare climate and biodiversity emergency
In May 2020, Finland joined the global Architects Declare movement, which has now expanded to cover the entire construction field.
The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.
The declaration, initiated by architectural practices in the United Kingdom, demands a paradigm change from everyone working in the construction industry. The needs of our society have to be met without breaching the earth's ecological boundaries. The shift in our behaviour needs to happen now. The signatory companies commit to strengthening their working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us, e.g. by raising awareness of the urgent need for action amongst their clients and supply chains.
Go to the global Built Environment Declares via this link.
The founding signatories of the Finnish Architects Declare were a group of active, environmentally aware architects' offices. Archinfo, together with The Association of Finnish Architects' Offices ATL, Finnish Association of Architects SAFA and Finnish Association of Landscape Architects MARK, gave support in the founding process. We also compile information related to the declaration on our website.
Architects Declare Finland
Finland's own declaration has been signed by more than 150 architects' and landscape architects' offices.