Coptimism celebrates and builds the momentum of COP21 showcasing culture and creativity at the heart of the climate movement.

#COPtimism engages the creative community in conversation about culture and climate change. We coined the term 'Coptimism' to focus on the hope that followed the historic outcome of the 2015 COP21 climate change talks, which delivered the groundbreaking Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to below 2°C. It is inspired by former Executive Director of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres' approach centred on "relentless optimism".

Coptimism = Culture + Optimism + COP

We invited the cultural community to be a force for inspirational and sustainable change at our 2016 event, 'How to be a COPtimist: Culture, Creativity and COP21'. 

Are you a Coptimist?

  • Are you publicly celebrating your successes in environmental sustainability?
  • Do you commission or make work on environmental themes?
  • Are you working with other organisations to share knowledge about sustainability?
  • Do you take positive action on your energy, water, waste, travel impacts? Do you invest your capital, equipment, banking or pension sustainably?

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