Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, Edinburgh

The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch took place during a two-day programme devoted to urgently mobilising the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe. The programme served as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

A key outcome of the programme was the launch of the new Climate Heritage Network, a voluntary, mutual support network of local and city, state/provincial and regional, indigenous and tribal, and national arts, culture and heritage offices and agencies (working together with related NGOs, universities and other organisations) committed to aiding their jurisdictions in tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

Europa Nostra actively contributed to this event as an “International co-sponsor”. It was represented at the Edinburgh event by its Board member Graham Bell from UK. Europa Nostra also figures among the founding signatories of the Climate Heritage Memorandum of Understanding.

This important topic was subsequently discussed at the European Policy Debate held on 30 October in Paris as the closing event of the European Cultural Heritage Summit 2019.

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