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Climate Heritage Network

The Climate Heritage Network is a mutual support network of city, state/provincial, regional and tribal culture, heritage and historic preservation offices (together with related NGOs, universities and other organizations) committed to aiding their communities in tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.  The focus of the network is providing support to organizations from jurisdictions that have made concrete climate action pledges.

The Network was conceived at the Climate Heritage Mobilization on the occasion of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (11-13 September 2018, San Francisco).
On last 24-25 October 2019, the Network was officially launched on the occasion of the Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, in Edinburgh.


From next 4-13 December 2019, the Climate Heritage Network will be at COP25 in Madrid for two side-events:

           #ClimateHeritage: Mobilizing the culture and heritage sectors for climate action
           Cultural heritage offers immense and virtually untapped potential to drive climate action
           and support just transitions by communities towards low carbon, resilient futures. Learn
           how the sector is meeting the challenge, including via the new Climate Heritage Network
           and the EC’s European Workplan for Culture, which for the first time contains a climate
           change cluster.
           Speakers: Ewan Hyslop (Historic Environment Scotland) • Andrew Potts (ICOMOS and INTO)
           • Ian Lumley and John Sweeney (An Taisce, The National Trust of Ireland) • Silvia Martínez
           Rocher (Fundación Enrique Montoliu - FUNDEM)

           Tuesday 3 Dec. 2019, 16:30-18:00
           Helsinki Room, EU Pavilion (Pavilion 8), Blue Zone,
           Feria de Madrid (IFEMA)

           Introducing the Climate Heritage Network and the Madrid-to-Glasgow Arts, Culture and
           Heritage Climate Action Plan

           Every ambition of the Paris Agreement has a cultural dimension. The newly launched Climate
           Heritage Network aims to make sure the world’s culture experts and advocates are mobilised
           to meet this challenge. Learn how and join in the release of the CHN’s Madrid-to-Glasgow
           Action Plan for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
           Speakers: Yunus Arikan (ICLEI) • Hannah Fluck (Historic England) • Ewan Hyslop (Historic
           Environment Scotland) • Andrew Potts (ICOMOS and INTO) • Queen Quet (Chieftess of the
           Gullah/Geechee Nation) • Sarah Sutton (Sustainable Museums) • Janine Yazzie (International
           Indian Treaty Council).

           Thursday 5 Dec. 2019, 11:15-12:45
           UK PAVILION, Feria de Madrid (IFEMA)


Cities, regions, universities, and organizations still can join by signing or endorsing the Climate Heritage Network MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).