An aerial view of the impact of flooding at a Medieval Abbey.
A detail of flooding at Muchelney Abbey, Somerset, taken in 2014. © Historic England 27898_031
A detail of flooding at Muchelney Abbey, Somerset, taken in 2014. © Historic England 27898_031

Climate Friday: Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Webinar Series

Join and view Climate Friday webinars. These free weekly webinars, hosted by Historic England’s Environmental Strategy team in collaboration with the Climate Heritage Network, provide delegates with an in-depth look at a range of topics related to climate change and cultural heritage presented by international experts in heritage and climate change research, policy and practice.

To take part in our webinars or to access webinar recordings we recommend that you use the Adobe Connect application which can be downloaded for Windows or Mac devices. If you are unable to install the Adobe application, you can use a web browser, however Internet Explorer does not support Adobe Connect webinars or recordings.

For webinars on in-depth technical approaches to specific climate change adaptions, see our Technical Tuesdays page.

Cultural heritage and climate action – Climate Heritage Network and Historic England COP26 webinar series

In the lead up to the Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow Historic England has partnership with the Climate Heritage Network to bring you a series of webinars exploring work around the theme of cultural heritage and climate action. Each week from the 1st October you will hear from speakers from around the world as they share their experiences and research.

Communicating the role of culture and heritage in climate action - 29 Oct

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN) was set up to challenge the assumption that cultural heritage is passive; that it is impacted by global temperature rises but has nothing to offer in return. Our goal is therefore to show that cultural heritage organisations can play an active role in addressing the challenges of climate change. Communication is vital to making the link between climate action and cultural heritage, and driving positive action. This webinar will summarise the tools that the CHN working group has created to help cultural heritage professionals to communicate the key messages effectively and will offer a walk-through of the newly launched CHN Advocacy toolkit.

Elevating Arts + Culture + Heritage Voices at the 2021 UN Climate Conference (COP26) – 22 Oct

The Climate Heritage Network has crafted a Manifesto that invites civil society, government at all levels, Indigenous Peoples’ organisations, cultural organisations and institutions, businesses, universities and research organisations and other stakeholders to join us in signalling our shared ambition to create just, thriving, and resilient communities today and into the future.

This session will highlight components of the Madrid to Glasgow Plan, introduce the Manifesto, and the many ways cultural heritage is set to actively engage in climate action for greater ambition - and to meet the urgency before us.

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