This working group contributes to the sustainable development of the European museums through research and advocacy and  provides a space to exchange knowledge and experiences aligned with tackling the climate crisis. 

Our Actions

  • We contribute to the sustainable development research and best practice within the European museum sector.
  • We advocate NEMO’s key messages on the 2030 Sustinable Development Goals and other relevant initiatives.
  • We keep NEMO’s members well informed about opportunities to take action on climate and offer expertise to help them organise their organisation's sustainable transition.
  • We arrange study visits to learn about museum and other cultural heritage organisations addressing their carbon footprint and reaching their sustainable goals.
  • We organise meetings and special programmes with guest speakers during NEMO’s annual conference.

We are currently working on...

  • Developing a methodology enabling museums to engage with communities on critical issues, including climate action, through initiatives such as citizen assemblies.
  • Developing a sustainability self-assessment tool and organising a European training program on sustainability.

Next Meeting


By NEMO Working Group Sustainability and Climate Action

Join us!

Estelle De Bruyn, Head of the Sustainability Unit at KIK-IRPA, leads this working group. If you would like to join, please get in touch with Please note that NEMO Working Groups are open to NEMO members only.