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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Cope Interior Design AnnaMoller.Design ANTA Scotland Anurati Tandon ARGILE Armourcoat Surface Finishes Aro Studio Arts University Bournemouth (BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design) Arts University Plymouth Assis Interiors By Isobel L James Astman Taylor Atelier Como Aurelien Farjon avalon design Bailey Partnership (Consultants) Llp Basha-Franklin Bauldry Botanicals BCFA Be-kin Beautiful by George Beautiful Healthy Home Benchmark Blue Feather Designs Blue Patch Boaz Studio Bocchetta Interiors Boreal Kitchens Born Designers Bullfinch Interiors By Hedayat Caitlin Miller Interiors Cape & Dantzig Cardiff School of Art & Design - Cardiff Metropolitan University Casey & Fox Catherine Borse Design Chambré & Cie Charlotte Findlater Chris Murphy Design Claire Gaudion Colour Me KT CommonRoom consider it design Cornish Interiors Cradle to Circular Design Consultancy De Le Cuona Decibel Designs Delyth Upholstery Design First Design Insider Design Work Studios Design'd Living Designed by Woulfe Dodds and Shute DouglasJane Studio Drawing Room Interiors ech2o consultants Edge architecture + design Edward Bulmer Natural Paint EFG European Furniture Group UK Eko Studio Elemental Studio Elina Grigoriou Elisa Bespoke Interiors Elixir Interior Design Ella Doran Design Ellipse Design Studio Embellishments Emmanuelle Sirven Ltd Eve Waldron Design Felicity White Fiona Andrews Interiors Fiona Watkins Firstplanit Flair Studio Flooring by Nature Floorsauce Forma 79 Interior Design Forme UK Design & Architecture Forster Inc Frankie Catherine Free Birds Interior Design Studio Ltd Freeman Studio FreeSpace Design Fresh Traditions Full Grown G Johns & Sons GA Interiors Gail Race Goldfinger Graphenstone Grigoriou Interiors Gringley Bespoke Habitarmonia Haines Collection Hannah Redden Interiors Harleen McLean Interiors Harriet Forde Design Hart Miller Design Havwoods Haysey Design & Consultancy Helen Bainbridge Interior Design Helen Green Design Heliotrope Design Limited Her Own Space Heritage & Green Heritage Park Interiors Holistic Interiors Limited Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) iDEA ig. design & interiors Imagery Creative Studios Interior Style Studio Interior105 Intra Interiors IOR Group IVY studios J Cavaree Interiors Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs Jackson Downes Jane Lee Interiors je ne sais quoi Jess Lavers Design Jill Scholes Interior Design John Cullen Lighting Jott Studio Journal of Biophilic Design JPA Workspaces Julia McLearon Kai Interiors KATE LOUDOUN SHAND Kate Lovejoy KEMSI Kendell + Co KINDLY Kinkatou Studio Kite Creative KITMILES KLC School of Design Kvadrat A/S LANDE Design Studio Lawson Robb LD Seating Leila Rossi Interior Design Lesley Batchelor Interior Design Ltd LHC Design Lisa Lewis Interior Design London & Avalon Lorna Smith Interiors LSP-DESIGN STUDIO LTD Lucy Bunhill Lucy Carruthers Lusthof ReDesign M1NT Studio MA Architecture Madder Cutch and Co Maison August Material Bank Materialise Interiors Maven Design Studio MCM Metiu Design Michelle Ghosh Interiors Millen Homes Ltd Milu Architecture Mindful Wealth Mitchell Rose Design Modus Mon Interiors Muchmore Design Multi Story Thinking Natalie Bourne Design National Green Specification Naturalmat Naturesave Insurance Nicholls and Clarke Nicla D. 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