UK Interior Design Declares Climate & Biodiversity Emergency

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.

For everyone working in the design and construction industry, meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. Together with our clients, we will need to commission and design spaces within buildings as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.

The research and technology exist for us to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. Recognising this, we are committing to strengthen our working practices to design spaces with a more positive impact on the world around us.

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Founding signatories:

Absolute Project Management, Designed by Woulfe, Elemental Studio, Helen Bainbridge Interior Design, Materialise Interiors, MCM , Oliver Heath Design, Persona Abode Interiors, Studio Suss.

We hope that everyone involved in the UK interior design industry will join us in making this commitment.

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AAID Allen Architecture Interiors Design Abbi Greenland Absolute Project Management AnnaMoller.Design avalon design Basha-Franklin Benchmark By Hedayat Cradle to Circular Design Consultancy Design First Design Work Studios Design'd Living Designed by Woulfe Dodds and Shute Elemental Studio Elina Grigoriou Eve Waldron Design Felicity White Floorsauce Frankie Catherine FreeSpace Design Gail Race Graphenstone Gringley Bespoke Habitarmonia Harleen McLean Interiors Hart Miller Design Helen Bainbridge Interior Design Heritage & Green Interior Style Studio IVY studios Kite Creative KLC School of Design Kvadrat A/S M1NT Studio Materialise Interiors MCM Metiu Design Milu Architecture Modus Muchmore Design Nicla D. Interiors Nicola Holden Designs Oliver Heath Design Paula Davie Design Penman Interiors Persona Abode Interiors Petina Julius Interiors Design Quay studio Rascal & Roses ReNu Furniture Roca UK Simon Hamilton Steer Design Studio B Interior Design Studio Lawson Studio Suss Stylemongers Of Bristol Supplier Tessuto Interiors The Good Home The House of Upcycling These White Walls TML Creative Untold Interiors Valley House Interiors Velvet Orange Design Wisteria Interior Design Yellow Brick Road Design Zetta scope interiors