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The ASLA signs onto IFLA Climate Action Commitment ahead of COP26 – ArchPaper

Just two days after signing onto the 1.5oC COP26 Communiqué, the ASLA has aligned with its international counterparts to demand stronger climate action

Dutch Kills Green, a sustainable urban green space designed by WRT in Long Island City, Queens. (mpstudio123/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)
Dutch Kills Green, a sustainable urban green space designed by WRT in Long Island City, Queens. (mpstudio123/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)

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Just days after aligning with a global assemblage of over two-dozen architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, and other related professional organizations as a co-signatory of the Architecture 2030-organized 1.5oC COP26 Communiqué, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has formally ratified a Climate Action Commitment initiated by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

The ASLA is one of 77 member associations of the IFLA, a 73-year-old non-governmental organization based in Paris, and one of 17 association members within the IFLA America Region. The ASLA joins a handful of IFLA members in ratifying the IFLA Climate Action Commitment alongside the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture (CHSLA), the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Sociedad de Arquitectos Paisajistas de México, A.C. (SAPM), and others. This international coalition contains roughly 70,000 landscape architects, who collectively, represent the largest-ever alliance of professionals in the field to ever come together to advance climate action. Specifically, the coalition vows to work together to limit planetary warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This figure represents the threshold needed to stave off the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, unless drastic and immediate actions are taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“In a year marked by historic flooding in Europe and China and deadly wildfires and heatwaves in the United States, it’s clear we’re running out of time to start healing a century’s worth of harm done to our Earth and its atmosphere,” said Tom Mroz, president of the ASLA, in a statement.

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