As industry leaders, we acknowledge our role in responding to the climate and ecological emergency.

The alarming effects of climate change and biodiversity loss are clear, signalling for humanity to take urgent, collective action to prevent global temperature rises and further irreversible ecosystem damage.

While far-reaching targets set at global conferences demonstrate progress, more must be done to halt the climate crisis. New policies, ideas, and on-the-ground innovation are required to bring about the immediate, meaningful change needed.


At Macfarlane + Associates, we acknowledge the gravity of the task at hand. Our consultancy offers a holistic approach to sustainable design, engaging dynamically with environmental opportunities as a way of tackling the biodiversity and climate crises.

We are industry leaders with our ability to connect people, place and nature, weaving urban greening and biodiversity into community identity and motivating people to protect ecosystems. We believe sustainable landscapes can, and should be, environmentally responsive, protective and re-generative. Our landscapes actively contribute to the development of healthy communities by creating value through significant economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits

Our promise

To reflect our commitment for decarbonising the built environment, we have updated our company climate change response policy. This policy commits M+A to reach carbon net zero as soon as possible but also to set the foundation for longer-term plans for implementing actions to tackle and adapt to these twin emergencies.

As part of this, we are announcing our formal commitment to aligning ourselves with the industry benchmark UNFCCC – Race to Zero campaign targets, thus joining a community of shared values and striving to achieve convergence in our efforts to tackle climate change. We also align ourselves with the Landscape Institute Climate and Biodiversity Action Plan which details the integral role that our profession can – and should – play in leading a built environment response to these twin crises.