I have been invited to take part in the expert panel on the role of culture in the transition to an ecological age, commissioned by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) alongside COP15:
ASEF is bringing together 16 cultural experts from Asia and Europe to discuss the cultural dimension of the sustainability debate at the Culture|Futures conference and through a commissioned Discussion Paper on the subject, which will be disseminated widely amongst stakeholders and policy makers and will lead to a set of policy recommendations and a conference in preparation for the 8th ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Summit of Heads of State and Government (Belgium, October 2010).
You can read my personal “vision statement” as a blog entry on “ARTS4COP15”: click here…
The conference “Culture|Futures: The transition to an ecological age”, alongside the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen this December (7-9 Dec), is organised by the Danish Cultural Institute with the support of ASEF; EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture); IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies); Cultura21; the Cambridge Sustainable City Programme, Royal Society for the Arts (UK) and Khoj International Artists’ Association (India). The conference takes place at the National Gallery of Denmark (Monday, 7 December) and at facilities provided by the Civil Society Climate Forum (Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 & 9 December) in central Copenhagen.