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Building Back Better - Climate & Culture


30 Jun 2022
To be confirmed
2 Days
Programme Area
Climate Change, Other
Event Focal Point Email
Global Foundation for the Performing Arts


The event will run from 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST(TBC) 

Since November 2020, the Global Foundation for the Performing Arts (GFPA) has established a mutually beneficial partnership with UNITAR. In March this year, GFPA launched a two-day, two-session webinar “Leaving No One Behind: Validating ALL Voices of Culture” to discuss topics on culture diversity and gender equalities in the culture sector. 

This June, GFPA is curating a conference of the same format, "Building Back Better - Climate & Culture”, to discuss topics directly related to Health and Well-being (SDG3), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG11) and Climate Action (SDG13).

The United Nations has declared 2021 as the “International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development”. The creative economy is expansive, and its actors are diverse. Artists will be essential for "building back better" after the COVID-19 crisis with new forms of creativity, presentation and models to advance our society.

"Building Back Better - Climate & Culture”, is an opportunity to discuss and learn from a range of artists and industry leaders from these sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed us to rethink human connections with nature and the environment. In the pressing issues of climate change, arts can play a creative role in engaging us to “Build Back Better”. 

Panelists, artists, and leaders from a wide range of related communities will present their experience and expectations on how we adapt to reduce our impact, and how arts can translate the science of climate change to connect to a wider audience.

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