On 1-12 November 2021, the UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. Inspired by the summit’s aim to ‘unite the world to tackle climate change’ the HEF COP26 task group:
Why? To support info-sharing, provide opportunities for collaboration, and support organisational decision-making.
Why? To support creation of a united voice for the sector on this topic, equip the sector with key messages across sustainability and inspire positive action on climate change.
Why? To improve understanding of the impact of climate change on heritage and also importantly, the solutions heritage can offer, inspire further positive action across the sector, and to demonstrate how heritage can play a key role in tackling the climate change crisis.
Why? To showcase the progress already made by organisations across the sector, to allow others to learn from real-world practical examples and to encourage continued support for our sector’s work in this area.
The task group’s work also provided a basis for identifying further specific actions beyond COP26.
The task group ran from December 2020 to November 2021.