Building a common language for climate action

A Cross-Disciplinary Initiative uniting building industry and academia for climate action.

The urgent and interconnected challenges of climate change, ecological degradation, and the global pandemic demand a realignment of our focus, and enhancement of our skills, as built environment professionals.

To deliver multi-faceted and holistic responses fast and at scale, we are uniting the industry and academia to upskill and build our collective capacity for climate action.
The cross-disciplinary approach of the Framework aims to create the knowledge base from which to consistently and continuously upskill the entire built environment sector.

The target audience for this Framework is, therefore, built environment professionals of today and the future, as well as tutors, who are teaching the next generation professionals.
By defining a holistic knowledge structure, for every built environment professional, to consistently upskill themselves, and remain competent in a rapidly changing world.

It is envisaged that this shared Framework can be taken as the base set of topics by any organisation to use, customise, and to build detailed content on — in line with their discipline, area of focus, and contextual priorities.

A holistic approach for sustainable outcomes

Underpinned by the vision and the mission of the UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the Climate Framework is organised around six overarching themes, together with a series of ‘common threads’ that are shared by all. The six themes represent those areas, which can be influenced most directly by the built environment

A unique learner's journey

Recognising that varying degrees of knowledge and skills exist across the sector, the Framework adopts a three-tier structure that will enable content creators to identify specific learning outcomes and define the overall learner’s journey—consistent with the objective of upskilling and building capacity.

Tier 1

To raise awareness, develop basic knowledge and understanding

Tier 2

To gain industry-specific knowledge and skills together with the ability to apply this in practice/academic work

Tier 3

To develop a well-rounded knowledge base + build expertise together with the ability to analyse, evaluate and use the knowledge gained in a creative manner

Supported across industry + academia

The extensive support of the many professional institutes, membership organisations and academic institutions indicate the need and desire for greater collective action across the industry and academia to mitigate adverse impacts of climate change and ecological degradation.

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