New platform showcases cultural events at COP26

The webpage Culture at COP will highlight COP26-related culture, heritage and arts events. The platform allows for culture and heritage organisations to announce initiatives organised in connection with the UN climate Conference of the Parties (COP), which takes place from 31 October – 12 November 2021.

All culture, arts and heritage organisations are invited to register their climate events on Culture at COP. The platform links to the COP26 themes and key COP26 Policy Issues as identified by the Climate Heritage Network. The site sets out to build cultural engagement in climate action, support policy engagement, represent and advocate for the global climate as well as for the cultural and heritage sectors.

In an article by the UK Museums Association, Ewan Hyslop, head of technical research and science at HES, and Europe co-chair of the Climate Heritage Network, said: “In this crucial year for climate action, we want to demonstrate the key role our cultural heritage has to play in tackling the climate emergency and supporting the goals of Cop26.”