NI Museums Council joins the Climate Heritage NetworkApril 5, 2023
The NI Museums Council has joined the Climate Heritage Network, which is a voluntary, mutual support network of government agencies, NGOs, universities, businesses and other organisations committed to tackling climate change.
Launched in 2019, the Climate Heritage Network works to re-orientate climate policy, planning and action at all levels to account for the specific context of culture, arts and heritage. The network brings together over 300 organisations globally, which are committed to mobilising culture, arts and heritage to address climate change, and support communities in achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.
We are delighted to join the Climate Heritage Network, which seeks to harness and mobilise the collective insight and influence of many diverse, international organisations to address climate change at all levels, from policy to behaviour.
Johnathan Dalzell, NI Museums Council Director
Climate Heritage Network members work with all types of culture including museums and libraries; arts and music; landscapes, heritage sites and archaeology; intangible heritage, traditional knowledge, and Indigenous ways of knowing. The NI Museums Council joins a further 91 organisations in the latest influx of network members, spanning a wide diversity of locations and roles.
This is the largest and most diverse group of new members the Climate Heritage Network has ever welcomed. It reflects the growing consensus that to tackle climate change, we must unlock the power of culture from arts to heritage to help people imagine and realise low carbon, just, climate resilient futures.
Shanon Miller, Climate Heritage Network Co-Chair
The NI Museums Council will continue to lend its support to climate mitigation efforts and awareness programmes across the local museum sector in Northern Ireland, and within Government.