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UK Music Welcomes Creative Industries Climate Charter

UK Music, along with other creative industry members of the Creative Industries Council have endorsed a new Creative Climate Charter designed to galvanise action on the climate and biodiversity crisis.

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14.11.2023: UK Music, along with other creative industry members of the Creative Industries Council have endorsed a new Creative Climate Charter designed to galvanise action on the climate and biodiversity crisis.

The Charter was formally adopted at a meeting of the Creative Industries Council (CIC), a joint forum between the UK government and industry leaders from across the creative sector.

It outlines how the creative sector can use its “collective imagination, economic influence and leadership” to reduce its environmental impact and find “practical and scalable” solutions to tackling the climate crisis.

The Charter also highlights how – as a sector populated by storytellers, creators, communicators, designers and educators – the creative industries have a “unique ability” to be role models for change.

The Charter was developed in collaboration with members of a CIC working group, co-chaired by Minnie Moll, Chief Executive of the Design Council, and Alison Tickell, Chief Executive of Julie’s Bicycle.

The group will regularly revisit the charter so that it remains relevant and dynamic.

Interim Head of Public Affairs Hannah McLennan said: 

“We’re delighted to support the CIC’s Creative Climate Charter, which shows the commitment of the creative industries to address the pressing issue of climate change.

“This charter will support the great work the music industry is already doing to combat climate change, through organisations such as Julie’s Bicycle and Earth Percent.

“It has been great to work with representatives from across the creative sectors on the Charter, which was initially proposed through the DCMS Sector Vision.”

“UK Music will continue working with stakeholders and government to help the planet”.

Read the Charter.

Find out more about the work the music industry is doing in sustainability here

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