On December 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement was signed where representatives of 195 countries pledged to dedicate the necessary efforts to fight global warming and thus avoid the consequences of climate change that are severely impacting the lives of millions of people, increasing levels of poverty, hunger and inequality.
A new agreement between Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Arts Council of Wales will help to cultivate the relationship between the arts and the natural environment, as part of a shared commitment to improve the environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
Our planet is in deep trouble, assailed by inter-related crises of climate, biodiversity, and pollution. Museums and galleries can—and must—have a fundamental role in speaking out about these crises and in charting a greener future before it is too late.
The report will address both the threats posed by climate change to culture, heritage and the cultural rights guaranteed by international law, including the right to take part in cultural life without discrimination, the rights to artistic and scientific freedom, the right to enjoy and access cultural heritage, as well as the positive potential of culture, heritage, and traditional knowledge, and the enjoyment of cultural rights, to help avoid catastrophic climate change and to adapt to the changes already in motion.
With the measures presented today, Iceland is expected to achieve a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 – The binding Effort Sharing reduction target to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement requires 29% reduction.
With the PolARTS project, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is taking a first concrete step in its support of innovative models of production and collaboration between the arts, sciences and technology. Joint work at the interfaces opens up new perspectives and new fields of activity for the participating arts practitioners and researchers and is intended to foster new approaches to our understanding of an ever more complex world.