In November 2021, the UK will host 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 Historic Environment Forum created a task group to focus on heritage and climate change, using COP26 as a catalyst.
The task group will create a sector and public-facing shared statement on climate change and collate best practice case studies to support and strengthen this work.
Case studies: What are we looking for?
We are looking for inspiring, practical, and outcome-focussed examples of environmental, climate change and sustainability-related best practice across carbon reduction, adaptation, resilience, and heritage skills. Please find more information here.
Why is the task group collating case studies?
The case studies will showcase the progress already made by organisations across the sector, will allow others (sector and public) to learn from real-world, practical examples and will inspire positive action on climate change.
What will we do with the case studies?
The content will be:
- Hosted on the new HEF website.
- Drawn upon to create a case study ‘Storymap’ via ESRI with support from Historic England.
- Shared with appropriate sector and non-sector groups, networks and stakeholders.
- Referenced/linked to in task group comms including for example:
- Social media posts (activity Sep-Nov 21)
- Press releases (TBC)
- To support public-facing publicity opportunities (TBC)
The task group would love to hear from you and your organisations; for more information on how to submit your case studies, please read the guidance and template here. The deadline is 5pm, Monday 28th June.
Many thanks for your support and involvement!
HEF COP26 Task Group