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This is a recording of a COP26-related event held online via the Scotland Climate Ambition Zone platform: Friday 5th November 2021, 1145am-1pm.
As the climate emergency grows more intense, increased public understanding and engagement are urgently required and innovative ways of thinking and working needed. Scotland’s cultural institutions and creative sector have a compelling story to tell of the dynamic ways they can contribute to climate action but it’s a story that till now has been often overlooked. This event and the project that underpins it brings together the knowledge and expertise of Scotland’s cultural sector with climate experts to make the case for culture as a crucial player in climate action.
During the event, we launched the powerful, short film ‘Climate Action Needs Culture’ followed by climate and cultural leaders providing impactful examples of collaborations in climate action and a Q&A to identify your next steps in working jointly with cultural and climate colleagues.
– Ewan Hyslop, Head of Technical Research and Science, Historic Environment Scotland / Climate Heritage Network (Chair)
– Tania Banotti, Director, Creative Ireland – Creative Climate Action
– Professor James Curran, Chair, Climate Ready Clyde
– Sir John Leighton, Director General, National Galleries of Scotland
– Professor Dave Reay, Director, Climate Change Institute, University of Edinburgh
– Helen Vincent, Head of Rare Books, Maps and Music, National Library of Scotland / International Federation of Library Associations