Architecture, The climate of the future

Day of lectures

30 Nov 2015, 2 - 7:30pm

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine / Auditorium, Paris


Makoko Floating School, Kunlé Adeyami © UIA Prix Vassilis Sgoutas 2014


30 Nov 2015
2 - 7:30pm


Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine / Auditorium
7, avenue Albert de Mun
Paris,  75116
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How to organize a sustainable city by placing people at the heart of urban projects? How to build and rebuild buildings to reduce the impact of the sector on CO2 emissions and greenhouse gas? A day of lectures and round tables to inform debates and mobilize actors change, ahead of COP21.

The consequences of climate change are known and have alarmed scientists on our collective responsibility. From the latest report the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the construction, maintenance and transformation of buildings are responsible for 19% of gas emissions greenhouse and 40% of the energy consumed worldwide.

Architects have a major role to play to offer solutions to fight effectively against climate change, adapting the built environment to its effects, and accelerate the transition to societies and economies resilient and low carbon.

The International Union of Architects, the Council of Europe and their member organizations Architects, pledged to place the responsible architectural design in the heart of the practice of architects for a viable and sustainable future.

The urgency that we remember the Paris Climate Conference 2015, COP21, should not forget all the efforts already made to make buildings more sober, simple and concrete solutions integrated from conception. These efforts are still insufficient. Architects, activists, local, national and European policy makers are invited to share and discuss real solutions that are now imposed throughout the city and built to fight against climate change and to build a societal model to meet the needs of the population while preserving the environment.

Co-organized by the International Union of Architects (UIA)
The Council for International French Architects (CIAF)
The National Council of the Order of French Architects (CNOA)
The Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) and the City architecture & heritage .
English and French interpretation


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