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  • Posted on December 16th, 2021

Watch again: Culture: The Missing Link – A Lens on Policy

Culture: The Missing Link poster

The climate crisis is a cultural crisis, rooted in extractive systems that separate us from the things that matter: natural resources such as clean air, fresh water, healthy ecosystems, and human experiences of love, belonging, community and appreciation.

The event threads together international roundtables held earlier this year in the UK, Turkey, Indonesia, Colombia, Nigeria, and Italy. This is the culmination of a programme of work in partnership with The British Council as part of The Climate Connection, a global platform for dialogue, cooperation and action against climate change in the lead up to the United Nations climate conference, COP26.

We discuss the results of new research, mapping national arts policies to climate policies, highlighting the crucial role of culture in driving climate transformation, and the implications of aligning cultural policies with frameworks that support a thriving world.

Speakers included:

  • Alison Tickell, Julie’s Bicycle
  • Rami Tawfiq, British Council
  • Representatives from our partner organisations – IKSV (Turkey), Inspirit (Indonesia), FondoAcción (Colombia), 5 Cowries (Nigeria)
  • Darren Henley, Arts Council England
  • Anne Grady, European Commission
  • Erminia Sciacchitano, Italian Ministry of Culture
  • Magdalena Moreno, IFACCA
  • & Prof Chukwumerije Okereke.

Hosted by Juliana Olayinka, and featuring a special performance from Nidia Góngora.

This event has been translated into Spanish, Indonesian, Turkish to accommodate our roundtable partners and networks. To access these subtitles, click on the Youtube link to view the recording with full options there.


Thank you to the British Council’s Climate Connection programme – this event features some of the findings from our partnership.