Architecture “one of the least well-represented businesses” in Race to Zero

Architects are failing to engage with the UN’s drive to reduce carbon emissions with none of the 50 largest firms signed up to its Race to Zero campaign, according to Nigel Topping, the UN’s champion for the upcoming COP26 climate conference.


This is despite the fact that the built environment contributes around 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Architecture is one of the least well-represented businesses in the Race to Zero,” Topping told Dezeen, referring to the United Nations initiative to get companies to commit to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Some smaller practices including UK firms Hudson

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