April Green Tease: ArtCOP21 Scotland

10th April 2015

This December the United Nations will call all the world’s leaders to Paris for COP 21 to make a crucial …

This December the United Nations will call all the world’s leaders to Paris for COP 21 to make a crucial agreement to limit climate change. We want to use the opportunity of COP 21 to raise awareness of the links between sustainability, climate change and the arts.

Join us for our April Edinburgh and Glasgow Green Tease events which will explore how artists and communities across Scotland can respond to or engage with COP 21 and how Creative Carbon Scotland can support this.

Sign up here for our Edinburgh (Monday 27th April, 3 – 5pm) and Glasgow (Tuesday 28th April, 3 – 5pm) events. As always we’ll have tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival!

Following a busy time in March with Glasgow’s Green: Imagining a Sustainable City at Tramway and our Mull Arts & Sustainability 2015 Residency, we want to build on the new connections made and momentum gained during these projects and work with you to develop our Green Tease programme over the coming months. Apart from bringing individuals together, we hope that our Green Arts Initiative Green Champions will get involved, to represent the arts organisations across Scotland that are gathering communities and addressing issues of sustainability.

COP 21 (or the 21st Conference Of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to give it its full title) will aim to agree legal limits on the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere that will reduce a global temperature rise of a just-about manageable 2⁰C. Already China and the US – big emitters and barriers to previous agreements – have made significant commitments that suggest success may be in sight.

ArtCOP21 is a parallel event taking place in Paris in December where artists will use their work to raise awareness of the issues and encourage the leaders to take bold steps to protect the environment and humanity. Alongside this, we’re interested in the idea of ArtCOP Scotland that sees events and activities throughout Scotland highlighting the Paris discussions and placing the focus on how they involve and relate to all of us here – at home, at work, at school. We want to widen the debate in December to include artists and communities across the country.

Sign up here for our Edinburgh (Monday 27th April, 3 – 5pm) and Glasgow (Tuesday 28th April, 3 – 5pm) events.

Please email gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com if you have any questions and otherwise we look forward to seeing you there!

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