ENCATC signs call to action to put Cultural heritage, the Arts & Creative industries at the heart of climate action at COP28
On 9 November, ENCATC joined over 100 artists & cultural voices in the launch of a call for the UN Climate Change UNFCCC, the UN agency leading the global climate change process, organizer of the annual COPs, to put heritage, the arts & creative industries at the heart of climate action at COP28.
Together with the other signatories, ENCATC is asking for a ground-breaking ‘Joint Work Decision on Culture and Climate Action’, a UN process which would trigger policies and frameworks to enable culture to contribute fully to climate solutions. A decision as such by the UNFCCC would reflect its commitment to begin a consultative process to understand the full contribution of culture to climate action, ensuring that culture is fully integrated into the future work of the Convention.
Culture is a powerful force that shapes all of our lives, wherever we are in the world. Yet in spite of its potential, culture has not been integrated into climate policy and planning. Culture-led solutions that are inclusive, local as well as global, and focused on people and nature are already abundant.
To strengthen global climate action, we must urgently harness the extraordinary potential of cultural heritage, arts and creative sectors to help people imagine and realise low-carbon, just, climate resilient futures.
Read the full call here.