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ECP at COP27 in Egypt

    ECP will be representing the US Cultural Sector at the United Nations Climate Change Conference the Conference of Parties (COP) 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt November 8-16, 2022. ECP will attending events, co-hosting the only official UN Side Event including culture, and facilitating a workshop and presenting at the America Is All Pavilion. Find out more information about events hosted by WWF/America Is All In here, Climate Heritage Network here, and UN Side events here.

    Wednesday, November 9
    Time: 8:00-9:00am (US Eastern)/3:00-4:00pm (Egypt)
    Organizers: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), America Is All In
    Location: WWF/All In pavilion meeting room, Blue Zone – in person only

    Event: Accelerating Implementation of the Glasgow Work Programme on ACE through Cooperation, Collaboration, and Partnership: Stakeholder dialogues on culturally informed and people-centred approaches More info

    Thursday, November 10
    Time: 9:00-10:30am (US Eastern)/4:00-5:30pm (Egypt)
    Organizers: Environment & Culture Partners, WWF, and America Is All In
    Location: WWF/All In pavilion meeting room, Blue Zone – in person only

    Join ECP and other All In Partners for a workshop dedicated to deepening the relationship between governing entities and civil society sectors for educating and communicating government climate action programs and funding opportunities. Participating All In Partners will offer their recent climate action work, and examples of successful stakeholder engagement (e.g., IRA-sector specific webinars) and challenges (e.g., advising on project design eligibility). The Partners would like to hear from governing officials at all levels about their successful engagement with constituents and the challenges to co-creating these projects. This will give us all with more context on how to work together. We hope this is the first of continuing conversations between governing staff and officials and All In Partners.  

    Friday, November 11, 2022
    Time: 2:00-9:00am (US Eastern)/9:00-4:00pm (Egypt)
    Organizers: Climate Heritage Network in partnership with Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities with the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
    Location: Sharm el-Sheikh Museum

    #ArtCultureHeritageCOP27 will highlight how culture-based strategies can transform climate planning, policy and action. Traditional knowledge, buildings, and landscapes that pre-date the fossil fuel era can point the way to post-carbon living. The worldviews held by Indigenous Peoples and local communities never co-opted by modern take-make-waste approaches offer counterpoints to unsustainable paradigms of ‘progress.’ Artistic, heritage, creative, and imaginative tools support transformative reinterpretation of inherited mindsets, including the carbonscapes and petrocultures which are the heritage of the Anthropocene. More info

    Saturday, November 12, 2022
    Time: 9:00-10:00am (US Eastern)/4:00-5:00pm (Egypt)
    Organizers: ECP and WWF/America Is All In
    Location: COP27 All In Action Center, Blue Zone and YouTube Livestream

    Cultural Institutions as Civil Society’s Climate Infrastructure
    This session is a showcase of projects with museums partnering with cities, embedded in communities, and reaching out for research. It is also how-to for connecting with your nearest cultural institution for both public engagement and climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience work. 

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Time: 8:00-10:30am (US Eastern)/3:00-4:30pm (Egypt)
    Organizers: ECP, International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), UK National Trust
    Location: Tutankhamun (77)

    Official UN Side Event: Withstanding change: Cultural heritage amid climate uncertainty
    Around the world people are adapting built and natural heritage in the face of climate change. This event brings together climate and heritage practitioners to highlight the importance of building resilience to climate impacts and risk in heritage management, and reflect on international experience.