I would like to draw CLF members attention to this important article by a colleague Dr Yamina Saheb, IPCC lead author for Working Group III on Climate Change Mitigation.
As she explains, sufficiency is about avoiding demand for energy, materials, land, water, and other natural resources, while enabling well-being for all within planetary boundaries.
I suggest this will have major implications for built environment, especially commercial real estate in North America, Canada, and Australia where I am based. Our sights need to be raised beyond low-carbon materials to meeting genuine needs while building much less and making better use of what we have, thus saving 80 - 100% of consumption carbon.
We cannot afford to continue to build at the rate of adding another NY City to the planet every months for the next 40 years, as inferred by recent Communiques.