NEMO signs manifesto for more climate resilient future

On 9 November 2022, NEMO signed the manifesto “Imaging and Realising Climate Resilient Futures: The Power of Arts, Culture and Heritage to Accelerate Climate Action”, which has been developed by the Climate Heritage Network for COP27. NEMO encourages other cultural organisations to also show their commitment by signing the Manifesto.

As a member of the Climate Heritage Network, NEMO is fully supporting the Manifesto which presents a set of policy-relevant messages on the role culture can play in helping people to imagine and realise low carbon, just, climate resilient futures. Signatories commit to act for the climate by communicate, engage, inspire and assist their members and audiences to increase ambition, to change their own behaviours and to engage with climate change policy development at local and national government and intergovernmental level.

The Manifesto was created by a diverse drafting team led by the United Cities and Local Governments Culture Committee. Culture Heritage Network points out that cultural voices find strength by being diverse. When diverse voices address common themes, they can amplify each other while preserving the speakers' unique perspectives.  That is the goal behind "Imaging and Realising Climate Resilient Futures: The Power of Arts, Culture and Heritage to Accelerate Climate Action"

The Climate Heritage Network invites civil society, government at all levels, Indigenous Peoples’ organisations, cultural organizations and institutions, businesses, universities and research organisations and other stakeholders to sign on to the Manifesto, signalling their shared ambition to help people imagine and realise low carbon, just, climate resilient futures through the power of culture – from art to heritage.

NEMO invites you to explore the topic of climate action by cultural organisations further in the NEMO Webinar "Museum action for climate empowerment" on 14 November from 11:00-12:00 CET. Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory.