Shanghai, China – Picture by Yusong He on Unsplash

Promoting Cultural Heritage as a key driver for local Climate Action

September 27, 2021 Published by Alex McCoskrie


Putting Cultural Heritage and local Communities at the heart of ICOMOS UK’s response to Climate Change.

Event date: Thu, 14 October 2021 10:00 – 16:30

This Cultural Heritage, Communities & Climate Crisis conference seeks to highlight how local communities should be at the heart of government/agency climate change strategies while cultural heritage should be a key driver.

ICOMOS UK will bring together speakers from cultural agencies and civil society as well as independent research organisations engaged in championing communities’ involvement in climate action through culture. They will explore relationships between agencies and communities in the context of climate change and showcase some exemplar cultural actions initiated by heritage agencies, civil society, local communities and the private sector across the UK.

The introductory/keynote session will set the scene for the day with challenging presentations on the role that communities can and must play in climate action and how there needs to be a greater focus on adaptation beyond the net zero agenda.

The first speaker session will focus on the role of government agencies in involving communities in policy making and research on climate actions through active engagement at national, regional and local levels.

The second speaker session will focus on climate action case studies in different cultural heritage domains/specialisms and will offer examples of good practice in community engagement and action across a number of sectors.

The day will conclude with a round table discussion on a way forward and will involve some of the speakers as well as delegate participation.

Tickets are £15 for non-members, £10 for ICOMOS UK members and £5 for students, and are available from Eventbrite:

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Photo: Shanghai, China – Picture by Yusong He on Unsplash