Libraries and the Paris Agreement: Connections and Contributions

Starting today, governments, experts and activists from around the world will be meeting in Madrid for the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) better known as COP25.

In line with the Paris Agreement, they will be assessing progress, and discussing how best to meet the goals of raising ambition to tackle climate change, promote adaptation, accelerate mitigation efforts, and reduce loss and damage.

As was clear when the Paris Agreement was signed by Heads of State and Government, efforts to address climate change need to engage not only all ministries, but also all stakeholders. This of course includes libraries.

A new paper from IFLA, building on the model established by the International Council on Monuments and Sites, looks at how library actions can map onto the priorities set out in the Agreement. 

Download the paper as a pdf.

If your library is a model of good practice, why not apply for the IFLA-de Gruyter Green Library Award. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

Reports, Environment, Sustainability and Libraries, Access to information, Climate change, climate heritage, Sustainability, Sustainable development

Last update: 2 December 2019