11-16-21 | News

ASLA Statement on COP26 Released

World Leaders Make Slow Environmental Changes

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released a statement against the dismal progress that was made at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently released a statement expressing their disappointment in the slow progress that leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland have recently made towards achieving a 1.5 A?C limit to global warming.

The Glasgow Climate Pact which was signed by 200 countries and included a commitment to update NDCs and ratchet up greenhouse gas emission reduction targets next year at COP27 in Egypt. This would be instead of waiting until 2025 as the Paris Climate Accord states.

"Landscape architects are disappointed by the lack of progress and ambition at COP26," said Tom Mroz, FASLA, ASLA President, "While there were some positive steps taken, including the recognition of the role of nature and nature-based solutions in addressing climate change, there is zero time to waste in getting on a path to cutting emissions by 50%, at a bare minimum, by 2030. The impacts of wildfires, extreme heat, flooding, and other climate impacts on our communities and natural environments only continue to worsen."


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