How are cultural heritage institutions, researchers, practitioners, civil society actors and policymakers responding to the climate emergency, and how might we achieve more integrated and radical action? This event will build on a range of European and international projects, policy initiatives and frameworks which aim to inspire radical change for climate action in and with the cultural sector.

Organised by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH), Climate Heritage Network (CHN), Europa Nostra and  Reimagining Museums for Climate Action (RMCA)/ University College London Institute of Archaeology, it includes contributions by these actors as well as the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), International Council of Museums (ICOM), The Climate Museum NYC, the Italian Ministry of Culture and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC).

The event was set in the EU Pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, on the 11thof November at 4 pm GMT. You can watch the event replay here.

This webpage acts as a supplementary resource to accompany the event. It contains links to various policy documents, initiatives, and projects discussed by speakers during the event.

Contributions towards UNFCCC and Paris Agreement processes

Submissions to other consultations

  • McGhie, HA (2021, submission to UK All Party Parliamentary Group on the SDGs). Aligning climate goals and the Sustainable Development Goals: the potential of museums and other cultural institutions to animate policy goals and agendas
  • McGhie, HA (2021, submission to Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association).  Submission on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate justice, from the perspective of museums

Policies, resolutions and declarations

Reports and papers

Practical tools and toolkits

Projects, Organisations and Initiatives