A year is a long time in Climate.
Ever since the October 2018 IPCC special report on climate change forecast 12 years to create the conditions to keep temperatures within safe limits, climate has, finally, exploded into the mainstream. Here we look back at a packed year, full of passions, programmes and provocations as we worked to inspire and equip the cultural sector to respond, with the urgent creativity required, to the #ClimateEmergency.
Climate Leadership and Training
We equip cultural professionals and artists with the knowledge and confidence to speak out and together on this issue, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences, and the wider movement.
We advocate to, and for, culture to publicly inspire action on climate change and sustainability at a huge amount of events across the UK and beyond.
From the launch of the major music industry campaign #MusicDeclares to the major push for young people to #RegisterForClimate in the lead up to the general election, it’s certainly been a busy year.
From ways to address catastrophic biodiversity loss to how best to choose renewable energy for your business; podcasts on Climate Justice to the role of museums and heritage in climate futures, we’ve created a wide range of audio-visual resources to inform and inspire.
Much of JB’s work takes on the global context of the role of cities in addressing the climate crisis, from our pan European C-Change programme to our work with C40 cities, take a look at some of our key moments.
We’ve been galvanised to work ever harder by three key awards this year for our work, and that of the wider Music Declares movement.
JB WINS WOMEX PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
ALISON TICKELL WINS TONIC AWARD
MDE WINS IMPALA OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
In the media
We’ve featured in a range of podcasts and programmes exploring climate and culture throughout the year – with media appearances spiking in November after Coldplay and Massive Attack made public commitments to urgently address the impacts of touring.
CHIARA BADIALI ON CLIMATE + VINYL
CATHERINE BOTTRILL ON ART + CLIMATE
ALISON TICKELL ON STORIES THAT MATTER
TALKING MUSIC + CLIMATE ON BBC RADIO SCOTLAND (from 1:43:06)
TALKING MUSIC AND CLIMATE ON RADIO 5 LIVE (from 1:55:41)
PICTURES (from top to bottom) – Woven Ink visual minutes, photo by Angela Dennis; // CG Awards – photo Angela Dennis; // Common Ground, photo by Angela Dennis; // CG masterclass – photo by James Allan; // Spotlight – Sadler’s Wells auditorium photo by Philip Vile; // Green touring – New Adventures, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake; // ADE Green – photo credit ADE Green; // MDE One – photo Gareth Morris