- Posted on February 15th, 2017
CCL Project Environmental Policy and Carbon Footprint
Human society, our choices and behaviours, is having a direct and profound impact on the climate system. At all levels of society – academic, civic, political, cultural, and grassroots – the need for an urgent response to this great challenge is being emphasised.
The Paris Agreement, which entered into force on the 4th November 2016, is the global pledge to limit global warming to “well below 2C”, and outlines a framework for how progress will be made and measured. The EU has ratified the Agreement at Council level, and also has its own ambitious environmental targets for energy efficiency, carbon emissions reductions, renewable energy, waste reduction and recycling, and many more.
These targets, framed by the reality of a changing climate and the need for a more equitable relationship to our environment, provide a clear context for thinking about the future and role of the creative industries in Europe. Creative Climate Leadership is a programme conceived to support creative and cultural leaders (including emerging leaders) to implement new approaches to environmental sustainability through training and community building, and influence cultural policy to provide the framework for scaling up action and leadership on this issue across the creative industries. The project aims to unlock the potential of the creative and cultural industries to lead in the transition to a sustainable future, maximising their positive impact on society and the environment.
Against this background, the Creative Climate Leadership project partners are committed to minimising the project’s environmental impact. For this purpose, we have agreed on a project enviromental policy and action plan, and to measuring the travel impacts associated with the two training courses delivered through the CCL programme. Carbon footprint reports will be added to this post as they become available.
CCL Alumni in Focus: SCALE
Julie's Bicycle's CCL programme aims to build an international network of diverse and influential cultural climate leaders who will work with their communities to make change happen. Non-profit Canadian arts and culture network, SCALE, is a brilliant example of one of these exciting initiatives.
Applications Open: CCL Switzerland 2024
Application Deadline: 15 November 2023 | Programme Dates: 3 - 8 March 2024 | Where: Morschach, Switzerland. | Who: artists + cultural practitioners based in or from Switzerland | Delivered by: Julie's Bicycle in partnership with Vert Le Futur, initiated and funded by Pro Helvetia and Stiftung Mercator Schweiz