Communities across Glasgow are invited to take part in Creative Climate Futures, a new project to support local climate action. 

Glasgow is already feeling the impacts of climate change. This includes milder, wetter winters, more summer heatwaves, and more frequent, heavier downpours. We need to build resilience to these impacts and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to climate change. This means our neighbourhoods will need to look and feel very different if they are to flourish in the future.  

Change will need to be collaborative, with communities having an equal seat at the table and given real power to drive forward the changes they know are needed. Through Creative Climate Futures, communities across Glasgow will be invited to collaborate with decision-makers, technical experts and artists to understand what climate change means for their neighbourhoods, imagine climate ready futures, and speed up local action to make these a reality. 

The project will have climate justice at its centre – recognising that our response to climate change must also tackle inequality and its underlying causes. Creative Climate Futures will combine this approach with arts and creativity to help Glasgow neighbourhoods drive action to create the futures they want. 

Creative Climate Futures is led by sustainability charity Sniffer, working with Creative Carbon Scotland, Community Land Scotland, Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network and Glasgow City Council. Between now and September 2023 we are inviting community organisations to express interest in taking part in the project. 

Find out how to get involved

We have now chosen our two pioneer neighbourhoods, through an open expression of interest process. The two pioneer neighbourhoods for Creative Climate Futures are based in Easterhouse, and Laurieston & Hutchesontown. You can read all about them here. However, we would still invite organisations from across Glasgow to get involved with the project, through a city-wide learning, training and capacity sharing programme, starting in 2024. The programme will support community organisations across the city to act on their local priorities. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about the training and learning programme. 

Creative Climate Futures will prioritise working with communities in Glasgow that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. You can find the places that we prioritised as part of the expresson of interest process here. 

Watch the video from our online mixer event to hear from the Creative Climate Futures team about how you can get involved. 

To stay up to date with the latest project news, sign up to the Creative Climate Futures mailing list 

You can also contact the project team at [email protected]. 

Creative Climate Futures is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The funding has been awarded through Glasgow City Council’s Communities and Place Fund. 

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. Find out more.