Today, APA was among more than 60 firms and professional built environment associations calling for increased emission reduction targets by world governments, including the United States. The invitation-only Communiqué, comes ahead of next month's global meeting of COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties.
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Planners are integral to climate solutions, helping communities understand, prepare and incorporate new clean mobility and development opportunities to reach essential climate goals. Additionally, planners will help ensure climate change burdens do not fall disproportionally upon at-risk populations. Buildings account for a significant share of global carbon emissions, and this coalition of built environment and design organizations is committed to leading efforts to meet accelerated climate targets.
APA, through its partnership with the Global Planners Network and the Royal Town Planning Institute, will host a handful of webinars at COP26, further highlighting planning's role in bringing together key stakeholders to take climate action.
Look for more information in Interact and via APA's social channels in the coming weeks.
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