A major editorial series about carbon, exploring how this miracle material could be removed from the atmosphere and put to use on earth. For an explanation of carbon-related terminology, read the Dezeen guide to carbon.
Instead of being forced to retreat from the impacts of climate change, humanity could undergo a managed retreat to Planet City, a single, purpose-built metropolis, while carbon removal takes place on a planetary scale, suggests Holly Jean Buck. More
Last week, UN climate champion Nigel Topping claimed that architects have been slow to sign up to its net-zero carbon emissions programme. This "unfairly presented architects and top firms in a negative light," writes 2021 AIA Gold Medal winner Edward Mazria. More
As we reach the end of the third week of our carbon revolution series, here are ten standout quotes from people pioneering ways of removing the element from the sky and putting it to use on Earth. More
A return to traditional materials and construction techniques could help eliminate carbon emissions, says Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari, who has built more than 45,000 homes from mud, lime and bamboo. More
Hemp can capture atmospheric carbon twice as effectively as forests while providing carbon-negative biomaterials for architects and designers, according to Cambridge University researcher Darshil Shah. More
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. More