- Posted on November 9th, 2023
Culture at the Heart of Climate Action
A global call to the UNFCCC to include cultural heritage, the arts and creative sectors in climate policy at COP.
Under the leadership of the Climate Heritage Network, Julie’s Bicycle is heading up an exciting new climate campaign. It aims to unite artists and cultural voices from across the world in a global call to action to embed culture into climate policy.
We can already see the devastating effects of climate change all around us. In particular, the impact it has on those who have contributed least to this problem. We are currently failing to adequately rise to the challenge of climate change, and culture – in all its forms – can present creative solutions to strengthen climate policy and planning.
This campaign is asking the UN to approve a ‘Joint Work Decision on Culture and Climate Action’. It is a UN process which would trigger the frameworks and policies which enable culture to contribute fully to climate solutions.
“We need everyone from across the cultural landscape to unite and support this campaign – from artists, galleries and museums to designers and the film and fashion industries – we need organisations and individuals from every sector across the world to add their voice!” Alison Tickell, JB Founder.
Culture-led solutions have so much potential. Hundreds of artists and cultural organisations from across the world are adding their names to this campaign. Find out more and add your voice!
Julie’s Bicycle at COP 28
This year we are proud to be co-curating the Resilience Hub’s Arts, Culture, Antiquities and Heritage events at COP 28.
Reflections – How Can Cultural Organisations Adapt to Climate Change?
In this blog, Arts Council England Environmental Programme team members, Hannah Graham, Becky Hazlewood and Vicky Sword-Daniels explain ‘Adaptation’ for those less familiar with the term, and share some insights from the cultural organisations and participants that joined the session.