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Event: Is culture the untapped ally of climate policy?

Event: Is culture the untapped ally of climate policy?

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We are delighted to invite you to a virtual event as part of the Scottish Government’s Climate Ambition Zone.

Friday 5th November, 11.45-13.00 BST

Initiated by Creative Carbon Scotland, a collaboration of cultural bodies in Scotland has commissioned a powerful short film – Climate action needs culture.

As the climate emergency grows more intense, increased public understanding and engagement are urgently required and innovative ways of thinking and working needed. Scotland’s cultural institutions and creative sector have a compelling story to tell of the dynamic ways they can contribute to climate action but it’s a story that until now has been often overlooked.

This event and the project that underpins it brings together the knowledge and expertise of Scotland’s cultural sector with climate experts to make the case for culture as a crucial player in climate action.

Join us online for the launch of the film, followed by climate and cultural leaders providing effective examples of collaborations in climate action and a Q&A to identify your next steps in working jointly with cultural and climate colleagues.


  • Ewan Hyslop, Head of Technical Research and Science, Historic Environment Scotland / Climate Heritage Network (Chair)
  • Professor Dave Reay, Director, Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Anna Hodgart, Tayside Climate Beacon Producer, Dundee Rep
  • Sir John Leighton, Director General, National Galleries of Scotland
  • Tania Banotti, Director, Creative Ireland – Creative Climate Action
  • Helen Vincent, Head of Rare Books, Maps and Music, National Library of Scotland / International Federation of Library Associations
  • Professor James Curran, Chair, Climate Ready Clyde

Set up an account and register for the event at Scotland’s Climate Ambition Zone

A project initiated by:

  • Creative Carbon Scotland (convenor)
  • Creative Scotland
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Museums Galleries Scotland
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Library of Scotland
  • The Scottish Library and Information Council




Creative Carbon Scotland

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About Creative Carbon Scotland

We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

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Supported by

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A project initiated by Edinburgh’s Festivals with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network

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