RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

News of RIBA's climate initiative features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features news that fewer than six per cent of UK architecture firms have signed up to a RIBA climate initiative.

Just 230 of the 4,000 Royal Institute of British Architects chartered practices have signed RIBA's 2030 Climate Challenge. Those who have signed aim to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from buildings they design.

Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects and Grimshaw Architects are among those that have failed to join.

Readers aren't surprised. One said, "This is because architects don't get to dictate what buildings are made from or how they are made. It's the client or builder, who pays the bills, that determines these things."

Hotel Saint Vincent exterior
NOLA children's asylum revived as Hotel Saint Vincent by Lambert McGuire Design

Other stories in this week's newsletter include the renovation of a 19th-century infant asylum in New Orleans, a 12-metre 3D-printed pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam, and our lookbook featuring tactile interiors that make use of natural biomaterials.

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