Board Briefing at Green Arts Conference for Cultural Trustees

10th September 2019

Are you a Board member for a cultural organisation? Attend the Board Briefing at this year's Green Arts Conference to understand the implications of climate change and sustainability for strategic planning.

The new Climate Change Bill currently going through the Scottish Parliament sets a net-zero carbon target for Scotland that will impact on arts organisations’ planning and budgets in the medium-and longer-term: the period for which Trustees have a particular responsibility. Edinburgh and Glasgow have set even more challenging targets to achieve net-zero by 2037 at the latest, shortening the time for cultural organisations to re-think their organisational plans.

This is an opportunity for trustees to educate themselves as to the likely implications for their organisations in order to inform their future strategic decision making, and explore the role of governance in shaping how culture responds to the climate crisis.

Ben Twist, as Director of Creative Carbon Scotland (and the Chair of Hebrides Ensemble, and former Vice-Chair of The Theatres Trust, board member of the Scottish Arts Council and North Edinburgh Arts) will lead the briefing, providing the background to the targets and information and advice on how they may impact on different cultural organisations, and proposing how Trustees can support their organisations’ staff in planning for the future.

The briefing will take place prior to this year’s Green Arts Conference, from 9.30am – 10.30am on Tuesday 8 October, at Central Hall in Edinburgh. Tickets for the session are free of charge, but must be registered for in advance.

Organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, the Green Arts Conference showcases how and why Scotland’s cultural sector is responding to the climate and environmental crisis. Through exciting speakers, interactive workshops, and community networking it provides a rare opportunity to share the innovative steps being taken to reduce the environmental impact of the arts and understand their crucial role in creating a more sustainable Scotland. More information about the programme and attendees can be found here.

Please get in touch with Lewis if you have any questions about this session, or the wider Green Arts Conference.

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