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A year of programming will build to the UN conference on Climate Change in 2021




SMG will place increased focus on sustainability in 2021   Credit: London Science Museum

The Science Museum Group (SMG) has announced that it will focus on climate change and sustainability for all public programming in 2021.

SMG oversees the UK’s London Science Museum, Bradford National Science and Media Museum, Manchester Science and Industry Museum, York National Railway Museum and Locomotion in Shildon. Across all of these institutions, SMG will run a year-long series of events leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Called Climate Talks, experts in sustainability and climate change will host a series of discussions, all of which will be streamed online.

Among the names confirmed to speak are Malawian inventor and author William Kamkwamba, British writer and environmental activist George Monbiot, and Danish politician Kira Peter-Hansen.

At the Science Museum, a special exhibition opening on April 1, 2021, will take place looking at the latest techniques in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

From February 12 to February 21, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester will host a festival dedicated to climate change. During that period, climate campaigner Brian Eno, physicist Helen Czerski and journalists Samira Ahmed and Gaia Vince, will host a series of debates.

Still to be announced events will also take place across SMG’s sites through 2021.

“We’ll be inviting our audiences to challenge themselves and ignite their curiosity as we explore how science can help humanity take on the existential threat of global heating,” said SMG director, Ian Blatchford.

“We have come a long way in the past 10 years but need to go further and faster in the next 10 years.”


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A year of programming will build to the UN conference on Climate Change in 2021




SMG will place increased focus on sustainability in 2021   Credit: London Science Museum

The Science Museum Group (SMG) has announced that it will focus on climate change and sustainability for all public programming in 2021.

SMG oversees the UK’s London Science Museum, Bradford National Science and Media Museum, Manchester Science and Industry Museum, York National Railway Museum and Locomotion in Shildon. Across all of these institutions, SMG will run a year-long series of events leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Called Climate Talks, experts in sustainability and climate change will host a series of discussions, all of which will be streamed online.

Among the names confirmed to speak are Malawian inventor and author William Kamkwamba, British writer and environmental activist George Monbiot, and Danish politician Kira Peter-Hansen.

At the Science Museum, a special exhibition opening on April 1, 2021, will take place looking at the latest techniques in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

From February 12 to February 21, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester will host a festival dedicated to climate change. During that period, climate campaigner Brian Eno, physicist Helen Czerski and journalists Samira Ahmed and Gaia Vince, will host a series of debates.

Still to be announced events will also take place across SMG’s sites through 2021.

“We’ll be inviting our audiences to challenge themselves and ignite their curiosity as we explore how science can help humanity take on the existential threat of global heating,” said SMG director, Ian Blatchford.

“We have come a long way in the past 10 years but need to go further and faster in the next 10 years.”


 
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