LDA Design’s climate statement

“We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow.”

Greta Thunberg, climate activist

LDA Design’s climate statement is our commitment to each other and the world at large to keep climate breakdown front of mind.

Our mission – which we have held true to for 40 years – is to make great places and shape the world around us for the better. Fundamental to this is addressing the climate and nature crises, and working towards a more equitable and sustainable future. Our understanding of landscape and our expertise means we are well placed to champion new practices that will help to change policy and lead to more climate-conscious design.

As pioneers of green infrastructure planning and design in the UK, we are committed to pursuing a rigorous understanding of what needs to change. We see the potential for all new development – if it is truly creative and transformative – to achieve ‘net good’, including social value and biodiversity gain. We will be leading the growing call for this to become the new normal.

We want every decision we make to be a step on the way to a zero carbon future, and commit to making our own operations carbon neutral by 2025.


LDA Design’s climate statement

As landscape architects, masterplanners and environmental planners, we take a holistic approach, which recognises the close links between climate, biodiversity decline, wellbeing, and social and economic inequality.

We will identify the opportunities in every project to adapt to and mitigate climate breakdown through reducing carbon emissions, enhancing biodiversity, conserving natural resources and promoting healthier and more equal communities.

We will invest in and support our people so that they are equipped to rise to the challenge of achieving ‘net positive’. We are committed to our own operations being carbon neutral by 2025.

We will be bold in advocating change within our work, taking our clients, co-consultants and suppliers with us as we champion new practices that transform policy and lead to more climate conscious design.

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