‘Just when western countries must be seen to lead by example and best practice, we in England are now on course to deliver more carbon emissions than ever before. How can we expect emerging economies to engage, when we do U-turns and openly pollute – and then have the temerity to say how well we are doing?
‘Cameron and Osborne should do better than such a contradictory approach. With this in mind, and looking to the future, it is now more important than ever for climate and cultural organisations to stand together and lead the way.’
International director of Cape Farewell
The festival, a collaboration between Cape Farewell and COAL, reached a live global audience of over 750,000 through exhibitions, concerts, marches, conferences, workshops, public art installations, plays and screenings across the world – from a concert in the Arctic Circle featuring Led Zepellin’s John Paul Jones to a street art exhibition in Benin, Africa. Here are some of the highlights…