News and Events

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Heritage and the Climate Crisis: July and August 2022 News

News and publication highlights relating to Heritage and the Climate Crisis from across the months of July and August with some highlights of new listings and Heritage Declare’s first webinar recap. Read more in our monthly news.

Webinar: ‘Heritage, Demolition and Embodied Carbon’: 15th July 12:30-13:30pm on Zoom, click to sign up here

Sparked by the recent emblematic case of the M&S Oxford Street store, Heritage Declares and the Welsh School of Architecture invite you to a live webinar on the subject of Heritage, Demolition and Embodied Carbon, with contributions from:

  • Henrietta Billings- Director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, who commissioned the report on the M&S Oxford Street store
  • Julie Godefroy- Sustainability Consultant
  • Chris Cummings- Savills Head of Technical Sustainability, Sustainable Design & Director of “Savills Earth”

The session will be chaired by Heritage Declares coordinator and Course leader of the MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation, Dr Chris Whitman, with support from fellow Heritage Declares coordinators.

Sign up to the webinar here.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: June News 2022

News and publication highlights relating to Heritage and the Climate Crisis from across the month of June with some highlights of upcoming events, including Heritage Declare’s first webinar on Friday 15th. Read more in our monthly news.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: May News 2022

Throughout May, embodied carbon and retrofit has featured heavily in news about the built environment with the AJ Retrofit Awards announced. We have also published our latest case study from one of our signatories and have an exciting announcement about an upcoming webinar from us! Read more in our monthly news.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: April News 2022

Across the month of April, the M&S store has been hitting headlines yet again as the project was given the go ahead to yet again by stalled. There has also been some great news of listings and successful funding, as well as the publication of our latest Case Study. Read more in our monthly news.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: March News 2022

This month has seen the publication of Historic England’s Climate Change Strategy which has yet again demonstrated the importance of the historic environment as part of the response to the Climate Crisis. Read more in our monthly news.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: February News 2022

This month saw severe flooding, restoration begin at Saltdean Lido and the launch of our Case Studies page. See the Heritage Declares news highlights here. News and publication highlights relating to Heritage and the Climate Crisis from across the month of February.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: January News 2022

Through the month of January the headlines have been dominated by some high profile proposed demolitions, this time outside of London with demolitions of 20th century buildings proposed in Conway and Harrogate. See the Heritage Declares news highlights here.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: December News 2021

News and publication highlights relating to Heritage and the Climate Crisis from across the month of December. With demolitions unfortunately hitting the headlines again throughout December, we weren’t short of news this month. See the Heritage Declares news highlights here.

Heritage and the Climate Crisis: November News 2021

Image of London skyline with the proposed Tulip building

News and publication highlights relating to Heritage and the Climate Crisis from across the month of November. With COP26 dominating the headlines we weren’t light for coverage on the Climate Crisis this month. From the rejection of the Tulip to the publication of the Historic England Risk Register, see the Heritage Declares news highlights here.

COP26: Restating Our Position

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (or COP26) just around the corner (31 October – 12 November) and once again bringing the environmental crisis to the immediate forefront of political and public consciousness on an international scale, we believe this is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the role that heritage can and must play in fighting climate change.

What do we think COP26 should achieve?Read more

New opportunity: Graphic Designer

Heritage Declares is seeking a graphic designer to amplify our message and increase the number of signatories to the Declaration (Heritage Declares – Climate & Ecological Emergency).

This is a voluntary role, although expenses will be paid. The volunteer will be responsible for…Read more

Volunteer Coordinators Meeting: Tuesday 1st December 2020, 7-8pm

Since launching October 2020, we have gained over 220 individual signatories and nearly 40 organisations. We hope to develop a loose structure of Heritage Declares activists across the UK, and hopefully further afield, who can support each other in putting the principles of the Declaration into practice. Our model is one of active participation by all members, and not top-down governance…Read more