Culture x Climate 2020 is a virtual global forum for arts, culture and heritage-based climate action.

Presented from Mid-October to the end of November 2020

This event marks a key moment in history.

The 2015 Paris Agreement gave each country 5 years to hear from scientists and ratchet up their climate action contributions to meet the escalating climate emergency. In the coming weeks, will find out which countries are listening.

November marks one year until the next UN Climate Summit (COP26) where a precious chance awaits to get climate action on track.

November marks the one-year anniversary of the Edinburgh launch of the Climate Heritage Network -- whose members embrace the critical role that arts, culture and heritage can play in driving greater ambition and supporting rapid and just transitions to a low-carbon, climate resilience future.

Culture x Climate 2020 responds to this moment by creating a forum designed to unite all those interested in the role of arts, culture and heritage in tackling the climate emergency.

It aims to enhance the capacity of the arts, culture and heritage sectors to help build a climate-neutral and resilient world in the time of COVID-19.

It aims to promote new partnerships between cultural actors and stakeholders across sectors.

It aims to prepare the culture sector to play its part in driving greater ambition at COP26 and beyond.

Key Elements

Culture x Climate 2020 runs from 12 October to 27 November, anchored by Climate Heritage Week 2020 (16-22 November). It offers an online array of visionary panel sessions and a series of informative webinars and action-oriented forums. Over a 45-day period, attendees will have access to a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, and languages.

Who should attend?

Are you an arts, culture or heritage practitioner, expert or advocate looking to help increase the capacity of these sectors to engage in climate action, science and policy? Our Climate Heritage Mobilisation Webinars are for you!

Are you a climate change or cultural decisionmaker who wants to engage across sectors to better leverage the power of arts, culture and heritage to support climate resilience and accelerate collective action? Choose the visionary November Dialogues!

Are you working with a cultural institution, civil society, university, design firm, government agency, or indigenous peoples organisation and want to learn from, and network with, colleagues in your global region committed to using arts, culture and heritage to tackle climate change? Join one of our action-oriented Regional Climate Heritage Forums.

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