Culture for Future

Sep 7, 2022

Dresden, Germany. Guidelines for sustainability in the cultural sector.

Dresden’s Culture Development Plan identified climate protection and sustainability as crosscutting issues that should be addressed by the cultural sector with cross-sectoral action planning. The main challenge for the city was to introduce sustainability practices in the cultural and creative industries and to involve and support them in developing their sustainability strategies.

The Dresden Office for Culture and Monument Protection and the Dresden Environmental Centre – an NGO coordinating and promoting different projects to protect the environment – initiated Culture for Future. The project was implemented by the independent think tank and consultancy Adelphi for climate, environment and
development. Through the project, Dresden’s cultural institutions started developing strategies and implementing measures for sustainability in the sector. The measures and approaches they developed want to inspire and guide other institutions’ sustainability


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