The collective attention of conservationists was last month directed towards Gigiri, Nairobi, where the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (Unep) global ministerial environmental forum debated ways to make the world as “green” as possible. Before this, Unep had already declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. But while the world’s attention is fixed on these lofty plans on how to reverse the wanton destruction of global habitats in years past and prevent — what scientists have called an ‘environmental Armageddon’ — a local architect says the journey to a sustainable world starts with the small steps of adjusting our building styles.
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