The built environment has a vital role to play in responding to climate and biodiversity emergencies. There is a pressing need for all the industry professionals to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to design and deliver built environments that respond to increasing demands of our world, while ensuring holistic, sustainable outcomes are consistently achieved.

Ahead of COP28, the RIBA Hong Kong Chapter is excited to host the sustainability expert and author Mina Hasman to introduce her new book - the RIBA Climate Guide - created to help build knowledge and skills around the climate literacy mandatory competence the RIBA has defined in 2021.

The RIBA Climate Guide maps out the essential background knowledge around climate science, international agreements, legislations, commitments, and roadmaps, with the aim to equip all built-environment professionals with the key information required to mitigate impacts of climate change in their day-to-day practice.

Contextualising the climate emergency and the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 within the built environment landscape, the Guide is structured around the six, core themes of the Climate Framework which include Human Factors, Circular Economy, Energy and Carbon, Water, Ecology and Biodiversity, Connectivity and Transport.

Following a detailed introduction to the book, there will be a panel discussion, and the session will close with questions and answers with the live audience.

Registration link for this free, online event on the 23rd of October at 12-1.30pm BST will be shared soon. Please stayed tuned!

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