Join us in the sharing of stories, experiences and viewpoints on global climate change, which affects us all.
We are excited to announce that you can now register for free to attend the Climate.Culture.Peace conference using this link.
Climate.Culture.Peace is a unique initiative looking to explore the interconnections between climate change, culture and heritage, peace and conflict, and disaster resilience. The conference (24-28 January) will foster a welcoming and interactive digital space, where we will host a diverse range of interesting and informative sessions to exchange knowledge and share experiences, practices, and research.
This initiative is generously supported by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund (CPF) in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and seeks participation from all CPF target countries.
Kicking off the conference is our inaugural panel on “Culture for a Liveable Future”, connecting leadership, research, policy and action. Culture and heritage bring together the full range of human experience from the past into the present and help create a liveable future. We are honoured to be joined by a diverse group of distinguished leaders, policy advisors, influencers and scientists, who will share vital insights from their own work, recognizing that what we know about climate change, culture, sustainability and peace, must include the processes as well as history of how we know it.
- Dr Webber Ndoro, Director-General ICCROM
- Honourable Minister, Mr. Simon Kofe, Minister for Justice, Communication & Foreign Affairs, Tuvalu
- Her Royal Highness Princess Dana Firas, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Heritage and President of Petra National Trust, Jordan
- Mr Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO
- Dr Alexandra Xanthaki, United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
- Mr Tim Badman, Head of Heritage, Culture, Youth, IUCN
The inaugural panel will be preceded by a performance by a widely renowned Kenyan performance scholar, peacebuilder, storyteller and oraturist, Dr Mshaï Mwangola. She is known for her storytelling work connecting the performing arts, conflict transformation, development, and gender and environmental protection. (TedX Talk)
A conference featuring global voices
The global reach of the conference, with our 55 partners and over 150 contributions coming from 56 countries, seeks to gather diverse knowledge holders, policy advisors, practitioners, as well as community and youth leaders, and foster a dialogue on culture as the missing link in climate action.
Our range of interactive sessions has something for everyone
- Youth Forum “Voices of Now and Future”: Sessions organized and led by youth organizations active in climate change
- Interactive Workshops: Training opportunities on climate, culture, peace
- Thematic Presentations: Sharing of Knowledge, practice, and/or research based upon interconnected themes, and followed by a Q&A discussion.
- Discussion Forums: Guided 60-minute discussions to explore regional issues and questions
- Panel Presentations: A round-up of current issues that seek to advance knowledge and fill information gaps by utilizing multi-sectorial thinking
- Ignite Talks: Speedy talks that will briefly introduce ideas, issues, and/or solutions in order to spark further discussion
- Positive Change Envisioning Exercise: Join a virtual activity that encourages different approaches to hope, inspiration, and the future.
- Climate Open Mic: An open space for discussion and reflection on the day’s events.