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 24-25 October 2019, the Network was officially launched on the occasion of the Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, in Edinburgh.
On 4-13 December 2019, the Climate Heritage Network was at COP25 in Madrid for two side-events:
#ClimateHeritage: Mobilizing the culture and heritage sectors for climate action
Introducing the Climate Heritage Network and the Madrid-to-Glasgow Arts, Culture and
Heritage Climate Action Plan
On last 13 October 2020, the Climate Heritage Network, together with other key partners, co-organized a side-event on "Cities, Climate and Culture: The Urban Research Agenda in the Upcoming IPCC Co-Sponsored Expert Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change", as part of ICLEI #DaringCities 2020 programme, with the participation of the Committee on Culture among the speakers.
More information here.
On next 27 October 2020 (2:00-4:30PM CET), the Climate Heritage Network, together with other key partners, will co-organized the parallel session "Showcasing exemplary local climate action by city and regional arts, culture and heritage offices mobilizing to meet the climate emergency", as part of ICLEI #DaringCities 2020 programme, with the participation of the Committee on Culture among the facilitators.
More information and registration here.
Cities, regions, universities, and organizations still can join by signing or endorsing the Climate Heritage Network MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).