Architecture organisations join in “Call for Action” in Copenhagen

Emirates Business 24/7

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has joined the Australian Institute of Architects, Architecture Canada and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (37 countries) to deliver a 15-point ‘Call for Action’ at next month’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen (COP15, December 7-18). They aim to lobby world leaders to deliver an effective international response to climate change.

SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Riba to play up role of architects in Copenhagen

What can you do? Push your landscape professional organisation to make a press release or submission
before or during the COP15 – Copenhagen.

Send 150 character greetings to world leaders through the official UN website that will be shown at COP15 venue

Submit a video to Raise Your Voice on YouTube

For the Australian Institute of Architects Press Release about COP15

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SKM to acquire Enviros

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has posted their intent to acquire Enviros, a multi-disciplinary sustainability, environmental and health and safety consultancy in the UK. The deal is expected to complete within the coming weeks.

Enviros has leading capabilities in climate change and renewables, compliance management, health and safety, sustainable development, and waste and resource management. The firm works across many industries in both the public and private sectors.

Since 1996 SKM has completed 56 mergers and acquisitions which have been central to the firm’s strategy to grow with its clients and deliver the world’s leading skills locally.

SOURCE: SKM

Should humans dictate nature in the name of conservation? – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail reports

On naked patches of land in Western Canada and the United States, scientists are planting trees that don’t belong there. It’s a bold experiment to move trees threatened by global warming into places where they may thrive amid a changing climate.

read more @ the SOURCE: The Globe and Mail – Should humans dictate nature in the name of conservation?

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