Sustainable Development

Forging a Climate Agreement May Have Just Gotten Easier

The International Union of Architects, which represents 1.3 million architects and planners worldwide, unanimously adopted and committed to a plan to phase out all fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions from the buildings industry by 2050. Michael Northrop, director of the Sustainable Development program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, writes that the declaration, deemed the 2050 Imperative, is a significant step toward reaching a universal, legal climate agreement in 2015. He highlights the progress that the U.S. building sector has already made, led by groups like the U.S. Green Building Council and Architecture 2030.

Read the column, "Forging a Climate Agreement May Have Just Gotten Easier" on The Huffington Post website