Spotlight: Creative Carbon Scotland and Climate Ready Clyde
In this spotlight section of the newsletter, we will focus on the people and organisations leading the Cultural Adaptations project to give you more insight into our work. Cultural Adaptations brings together leading cultural organisations in Belgium, Ireland, Scotland and Sweden with innovative local adaptation partners to develop adaptation strategies for cultural organisations: making them more resilient and prepared for a climate changed-future. This month’s spotlight is on the Glasgow partnership of Creative Carbon Scotland and Climate Ready Clyde.
Climate Ready Clyde is an innovative cross-sector initiative seeking to create a shared vision, strategy and action plan for an adapting Glasgow City Region. 1.8 million people live, work and play in the Glasgow City Region, and are increasingly being affected by the changing climate. Climate Ready Clyde works strategically to minimise the risks and seize the opportunities climate change brings to the economy, society and environment. Their three key cross-cutting principles include putting people at the centre, striving for economic resilience, and working with nature, not against it.
Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS), formed in 2011, is a charity based in Edinburgh which aims to build bridges between Scotland’s cultural and climate change worlds. CCS focuses on exploring the cultural sector’s role in transforming our society to address climate change. Their work is diverse and includes influencing policy, upskilling the cultural sector in sustainability-related issues and helping cultural organisations to reduce their carbon emissions. CCS’ objective is to form a network of creative individuals and organisations who can together achieve transformational change.
Together these organisations are working with Lesley Anne Rose, an embedded artist, to adapt the Glasgow City Region to the impacts of climate change. Ben Twist, the director of Creative Carbon Scotland has written a blog about his experiences recruiting embedded artists for climate change projects, sharing tips for future collaborations. Read the blog and explore further resources below.