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11/30/2010

Signature of Cancun Communication for a “Responsible Architectural Design”

International Union of Architects deliver document to COP16

The leader of the International Union of Architects (UIA), Louise Cox, presented the "Notice of Cancun," after the demonstration in the town of Climate Change. Cox said it is necessary to work against climate change to keep our way of life and local heritage.

According to the document explains, the architectural design can’t be independent of its environment must be constructive and responsible to the environment.Buildings must have a strong foundation to nurture the welfare of its inhabitants, who are comfortable while sustainable and affordable for everyone.

The future vision of the architects needs to include an appreciation of the natural principles of environment, cultural heritage and use materials that are available in the region.

Through the "Notice of Cancun," the UIA want to disseminate and reinforce the strategy Architectural Design Manager launched during the COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009. The members of this NGO are committed to building a sustainable world through design and ensure that architects take a responsible attitude.

The text also showed the need for government action to ensure that people have better cities and quality of life, both through sustainable design.

The document was delivered to Miguel Diaz, Director of Relations with the Civil Society Organizations, who serves as representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and COP16and thanked them from using the Village of Climate Change as a forum for expression.

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