Call out for lectures about heritage, equity & the climate crisis

Heritage, Equity and the Climate Crisis: lecture series

Although marginalised communities bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change, they are often underfunded, under-resourced and excluded from discussions about sustainability. As the impacts of climate change increase and threaten our buildings and places, it is more important than ever that we support everyone to get involved with building a more sustainable future.

The Scottish Civic Trust is developing a COP26-focussed programme of digital lectures on the intersection of heritage, equity and the climate crisis.

Possible topics include:

  • The impact of the ecocentric approach to the climate crisis on heritage
  • Structural inequalities in the management and care of heritage resources
  • Engagement strategies and policies that negatively impact both heritage and the environment
  • Inequitable funding of historic building refurbishment
  • Community-led / grassroots approaches to sustainable heritage
  • Indigenous approaches to heritage and the climate crisis
  • Engaging children and young people with heritage and the climate crisis

We’re looking for a diverse range of speakers to deliver a pre-recorded lecture of about forty minutes in length to be released by the Scottish Civic Trust during COP26 in November 2021. Speakers will be paid £150.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please email with a 150 word summary of your proposed talk, together with a curriculum vitae and links to previous talks where available by 14 September 2021. We especially welcome proposals from Black people, indigenous people and people of colour; members of community groups; young people; and people with intersectional identities.