We began with a report which included
- high level literature review (policy, grey, academic literature)
- scoping exercise to identify and map projects
- interviews with 32 stakeholders
Here’s the report
The creative and cultural sectors are a powerful conduit for public engagement. It is our culture that shapes how we interact with our environment through:
- Our habits of consumption,
- Ideas about nature
- What we value as meaningful
- What we think is possible and impossible.
So we concluded if climate change requires culture change, who better to work on this challenge that the culture and creative sectors.
PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT
There is a commitment in the Programme for Government to “Support Creative Ireland in engaging the public on climate change through the creative and cultural sectors initiative.(p88)
In response to the Programme for Government, a workshop was organised jointly by the Creative Ireland Programme and the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications in Nov 2020. Minister Catherine Martin and Minister Eamonn Ryan lent their support to work in this area.