Learning from Arts and Humanities Approaches to Building Climate Resilience in the UK

Edward Brookes, Briony McDonagh, Corinna Wagner, Jenna Ashton, Alice Harvey-Fishenden, Alan Kennedy-Asser, Neil Macdonald, Kate Smith

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- This chapter shares insights from five arts and humanities-led UK Climate Resilience Programme (UKCR) projects, presenting key learnings and pathways for future research and policy interventions.

- We highlight the significant potential of place-based arts and humanities approaches for working with and engaging communities in building climate resilience and driving climate action.

- We underline the importance of generating genuine two-way dialogue, knowledge exchange and co-creation between academics, practitioners, and community members.

- We point to the importance of robustly and reflexively assessing the effectiveness of arts and humanities-led engagement.

- We argue that working collectively to develop more integrated climate and arts/cultural policy is imperative for supporting future long-term climate resilience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantifying Climate Risk and Building Resilience in the UK
EditorsSuraje Dessai, Kate Lonsdale , Jason Lowe, Rachel Harcourt
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783031397295
ISBN (Print)9783031397288
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2023


  • arts
  • humanities
  • community engagement
  • climate resilience


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