Solutions to the climate and nature crisis have been led by scientists, politicians, economists and technologists. Yet the climate crisis is a cultural crisis, rooted in systems that favour some at the expense of others, and don’t account for many of the things that matter most: natural resources such as clean air, fresh water, healthy ecosystems, and human experiences of love, belonging, community and appreciation.
The event will thread together international conversations 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.
On the eve of COP26 this digital event will discuss the results of new research, mapping national arts policies to climate policies, which seeks to strengthen the creative climate movement and mobilise action rapidly.
Building on IFACCA D’Art Report 34b: The arts and environmental sustainability - an international overview from 2015, this new research will update the findings and highlight the crucial role of culture in driving climate transformation, and the implications of aligning cultural policies with frameworks that support a thriving world.
This event will be translated live into Spanish, Indonesian, Turkish for our roundtable partners.
- Alison Tickell, Founder and CEO of Julie’s Bicycle
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke, Coordinating Lead Author of the UN’s 6th IPCC Assessment Report
- Magdalena Moreno, Executive Director at IFACCA: International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies
- Erminia Sciacchitano, Officer, Minister’s Cabinet, Italian Minister of Culture
- Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive, Arts Council England
- Rami Tawfiq, Global Partnerships Director, British Council
- Nidia Góngora