Do you believe that heritage has the power to accelerate climate action? And do you want this message to be spread during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)? Then sign the manifesto “Accelerating Climate Action through the Power of Arts, Culture and Heritage: A Manifesto on Keeping 1.5° Alive”.
The manifesto has been prepared by the Climate Heritage Network, a network of arts, culture and heritage organisations for climate action. It summarises the key cultural messages for COP26.
“We, the undersigned, declare that people, their cultures, and the natural and cultural heritage of the earth are profoundly at risk from human-caused climate change and the climate inaction that is deepening the unfolding climate crisis even while we reaffirm the immense power of arts, culture, and heritage to inspire climate action and enable a just transition to low carbon, climate resilient futures.”
To read the full manifesto in English, French or Spanish and to sign the manifesto, click here.
The manifesto will be displayed on the Culture at COP26 website. In addition, a copy of the manifesto will be sent to Alok Sharma, the President of COP26, and to the COP26 High-Level Champions, Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz.