Report: Creative C-Change Analysing the Impact of the Creative Climate Action Initiative on Climate Change Awareness, Engagement & Action in Ireland
Final Report – Creative C-Change
‘Analysing the Impact of the Creative Climate Action Initiative on Climate Change Awareness, Engagement & Action in Ireland’
Marguerite Nyhan, Alexandra Revez, Joanne Mac Mahon, Michelle Burke, Padraig Hogan
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This Creative C-Change report presents key insights and learnings from MaREI, the SFI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine and the Future Sustainability Research Group’s engagement with five Creative Ireland-funded Creative Climate Action projects.
The five selected projects were Crumlin Taking Action Together, Field Exchange, Kinship, Línte na Farraige and Repair Acts. The overarching aim of the research was to capture the impact of these arts, cultural and creative projects and their events on climate change awareness, engagement and action in Ireland.
In this research, we found that the Creative Climate Action events had a significant impact on audience members and participants in terms of increased awareness, positive engagement and motivation to act in relation to climate change. It was observed that the Creative Climate Action experiences provided new ways of engaging and new spaces for connecting and communicating in relation to the environment and climate change. Over 90% of audiences and participants agreed or strongly agreed that the arts/ creative community has a role to play in addressing climate change and that artistic/ creative events can inspire people to take positive environmental action