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Julie Forchhammer

Co-founder Klimakultur

Country: Norway
Cohort: CCL Scandinavia 2022


"Living in Norway, a rich fossil fuel producing country with no intentions of reducing emissions, CCL for me means to empower, connect and hopefully inspire the culture sector to change our systems, to include climate justice and to make our government accountable for their lack of empathy towards nature, people and the rest of the world."


Julie is the co-founder of the non-profit Klimakultur which guides the Norwegian culture sector on how to reduce emissions and implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in their daily practices. She lives in the mountains in Vang in Valdres with the national park Jotunheimen next door. Previous jobs includes: festival manager Vinjerock / environmental manager Øyafestivalen / advisor and board member The Rainforest Foundation Norway.

Project Highlights

NOKU Workshop

Workshop at the annual conference for NOKU (Norsk Kulturforum), the Norwegian NGO for the culture public sector. 20 different cities and regions shared their current sustainability projects and plans for the culture sector. Especially focusing on SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) on more sustainable procurements and circular economy.

Image: Workshop at the annual NOKU conference in Geilo, Hallingdal, May 2022.

Klimakultur Pilot Project

Klimakultur is doing a pilot project on energy efficiency and is arranging an energy saving course in September 2022 in Valdres. The course will be for a broad audience, and include basic info like: Behavioural changes, knowledge about energy consumptions in buildings, what tasks can be done by your own etc. Participants will be an energy advisor, an expert on rehabilitating old houses, and the young local musician Ingeborg Onstad. The goal is to reach a diverse audience and hopefully more women. We are working community based on arenas normally used by a wide array of people – like public libraries, culture venues and community centers.

Image: Ingeborg Onstad, a young langeleik player from Valdres, will play at the energy course in Fagernes on September 12th, 2022. The langeleik is a Norwegian stringed folklore musical instrument.

Klimakultur Resources

Klimakultur is gathering and sharing information on the amazing tools, checklists and guides for the culture sector, both Norwegian and international. There are so many useful tools for this sector – and we love to share them! Please tip us on other projects we can include on this page.

Image: Klimakultur is sharing free guides and checklists from all across the culture sector.


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