The Importance Of Architecture In Architecture

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According to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, Major group 2: the profession of Architecture is classified as "plans and designs buildings, provide concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, negotiates with builders and advises on the procurement of buildings. Registration or licensing is required". The built environment and climate-change' class='brand-secondary'>climate change are linked as the global GHG emissions have grown largely as a result of the following sectors: energy supply, transportation, industry, land use and forestry, agriculture, and buildings. Architecture can be very useful in climate change mitigation as it influences human choices, which in turn affect global climate. Mitigation is defined by the Oxford dictionary…show more content…
Steps that build resilience and enable sustainable development can accelerate successful climate-change adaptation globally. Heat stress, extreme precipitation, inland and coastal flooding, landslides, air pollution, drought, and water scarcity pose risks in urban areas for people, assets, economies, and ecosystems (very high confidence). Risks are amplified for those lacking essential infrastructure and services or living in poor-quality housing and exposed areas. Reducing basic service deficits, improving housing, and building resilient infrastructure systems could significantly reduce vulnerability and exposure in urban areas. Urban adaptation benefits from effective multi-level urban risk governance, alignment of policies and incentives, strengthened local government and community adaptation capacity, synergies with the private sector, and appropriate financing and institutional development (medium confidence). Increased capacity, voice, and influence of low-income groups and vulnerable communities and their partnerships with local governments also benefit adaptation…show more content…
Certain practices related to terrestrial and marine resources and land use can decrease greenhouse gas sinks and increase atmospheric emissions. The loss of biological diversity may reduce the resilience of ecosystems to climatic variations and air pollution damage. Atmospheric changes can have important impacts on forests, biodiversity, and freshwater and marine ecosystems, as well as on economic activities, such as agriculture. Policy objectives in different sectors may often diverge and will need to be handled in an integrated manner. Architecture is seen as the most effective mean to make appropriate use of land. The targets as mentioned by the UN Sustainable Development Goals are to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. What actions can architects take to achieve such challenging and opportunistic

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