Declaring a state of emergency

Atelier Ten is proud to be one of the first 75 organisations in Australia to sign the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declaration. Engineering activities are connected with over 65% of Australia’s Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions. We have a responsibility to actively support the transition of our economy towards a low carbon future.

This begins with honestly and loudly declaring an emergency.

Atelier Ten has always been committed to finding ways for buildings to tread more lightly on the planet. Now more than ever it is crucial for us as a profession to work together to have a positive impact on the world around us. The barriers to a no-carbon future are no longer technological or economic.

We pledge to evaluate all new projects against the environmental necessity to mitigate climate breakdown, and encourage our clients to adopt this approach. To advocate for and undertake 21st century economic assessments that take a whole-of-system, whole-of-life approach, and take into account the implications of expanding beyond ecological ceilings and failing to meet fundamental human rights and social justice obligations. Importantly, we also pledge to share knowledge and research to that end, on an open source basis.

The movement has already surpassed its goal of 50 organisations, and we have no doubt it will eclipse 5,000 individuals.

Join us in taking a stronger leadership role in addressing our world’s most pressing problems:
Engineers Declare