Launch of European Cultural Heritage Green Paper “Putting Europe’s shared heritage at the heart of the European Green Deal” on 22 March 2021
Join us for the launch webinar of the much awaited European Cultural Heritage Green Paper “Putting Europe’s shared heritage at the heart of the European Green Deal” on 22 March 2021 (15:00-16:30 CET).
Hermann Parzinger, Executive President of Europa Nostra, and Francisco de Paula Coelho, Dean of the European Investment Bank Institute, will introduce the webinar. Andrew Potts (ICOMOS, Coordinator of the Climate Change and Heritage Working Group), project manager and lead author, will present the European Cultural Heritage Green Paper. We are delighted to count on the presence and contribution of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, as well as on the video message from Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank responsible for Climate Action. The webinar will be moderated by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra.
The European Green Deal states that “All EU actions and policies will have to contribute to the European Green Deal objectives”. The European Cultural Heritage Green Paper gives the response: Count cultural heritage in!
This pioneering Paper demonstrates the relevance of cultural heritage for achieving the ambitious goals of the European Green Deal. The Paper correlates the capacities of cultural heritage to all key areas of the European Green Deal, including Clean Energy, Circular Economy, Renovation Wave, Smart Mobility, Farm to Fork, Green Finance and a Just Transition, Research and Innovation, Education and Training, as well as Green Deal Diplomacy. Potential conflicts between heritage safeguarding and European Green Deal action are also identified as well as win-win strategies of overcoming these conflicts. The Paper proposes a series of recommendations both for policy makers and for cultural heritage stakeholders.
This policy and advocacy document will be highly relevant also for other policy priorities of the European Union, such as the recently launched New European Bauhaus initiative of the European Commission, of which Europa Nostra is proud to be an official partner.
The European Cultural Heritage Green Paper is produced by Europa Nostra in close cooperation with ICOMOS and the Climate Heritage Network, with the input of members of the European Heritage Alliance, and with the support of the European Investment Bank Institute.
The European Green Deal is designed to tackle the climate and environmental challenges that are this generation’s defining task. The future of Europe’s cultural heritage depends on its success. At the same time, Europe’s shared values and common heritage offer undeniable potential to help accomplish the Green Deal’s mission. This is why cultural heritage is essential to the success of the European Green Deal. The European Cultural Heritage Green Paper aims to integrate cultural heritage into climate action and inspire the mobilisation of the heritage community for transformative climate action.
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