Events and exhibitions inspiring action on climate change

Scientists, designers, engineers and artists across South Kensington are addressing key challenges facing our world.  As the UK prepares to host COP26, the venues here have a programme of thought-provoking and inspiring events and exhibitions exploring the road to a greener future. 

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Our Future Planet

On until Sept 2022
Wed-Sun 10am-6pm (last admission 5:15pm)
Science Museum
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Can carbon capture help us fight climate change? The Science Museum's latest exhibition explores the cutting-edge technologies being developed to trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Our Broken Planet

Until 18 April 2022
Mon-Sun 10am-5:50pm (last entry 5pm)
Natural History Museum
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This free, evolving display explores how humans have transformed the natural world. Through over 40 objects chosen by Museum scientists, they reveal the consequences of our actions and examine some of the solutions that could help mend our broken planet. The display opens in three stages. From 21 May The Food We Eat, 23 July The Products we Use and from 20 September The Energy we Consume.

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Climate Change Action Through Dance: Aziza Jaffer

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Ismaili Centre
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Aziza Jaffer is a Bollywood choreographer and dance instructor in Bujumbura, Burund, who teaches dance, and through dance hopes to create awareness of the consequences our actions have on the environment.

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Help Nature Thrive

The Royal Parks
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The Royal Parks is launching a campaign urging visitors to ‘Help Nature Thrive’ in some of the capital’s largest and busiest green spaces. Hyde Park attracts almost 13 million visits a year. Its popularity results in high volumes of wildlife feeding, which is upsetting the park’s delicate ecosystem.

Helping the Royal Parks Wildlife

The Royal Parks
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Nature is essential for human existence, whilst habitats and species are integral to the landscapes, history and sense of place of the Royal Parks. However, accelerating Climate Change and biodiversity loss is currently harming both human well-being, and the landscapes of the parks. Find out how you can help.

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Power Pack: Climate Emergency

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Serpentine
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Created by Serpentine Artists-in-Residence Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe, the pack features illustrations of BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Colour) environmental campaigners from around the world alongside a series of creative prompts.

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Forest dreaming with Aalto

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Serpentine
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Explore the relationship between the wood designs of architect, Alvar Aalto, and the forests of his native Finland, as part of Serpentine’s ongoing design research with Formafantasma.

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Learn about Nature

Onsite & Online
The Royal Parks
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With the climate crisis more urgent than ever, The Royal Parks’ Learning team and partners are playing a vital role in raising awareness and encouraging individuals to do all they can to be a hero for nature.

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Gardening for biodiversity

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The Royal Parks
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It’s often assumed that if you plan your garden with biodiversity in mind, you’ll have to sacrifice on style. This absolutely doesn’t need to be the case. Mission: Invertebrate’s aim is to enrich wildlife in the Royal Parks - some of the busiest green spaces in London.

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Discover Amazônia at the Science Museum

On 'til 28 Feb 2022
Wed - Sun 10am-6pm
Science Museum
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Award-winning photographer Sebastião Salgado presents Amazônia, a series of breath-taking photographs that celebrate the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest. Come and see what The Guardian said “may be the most urgent exhibition of the year”.

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Waste Age: What can design do?

Til Sun 20 February 2022
9.30am-6pm (Sun-Thur) 9.30am-9pm (Fri-Sat)
Design Museum Kensington
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Enjoy a special 25% discount when you book a Family Ticket to Waste Age: What can design do? before it ends soon. Pick up the free Family Trail when you visit and follow a journey around the exhibition with fun interactives, thought provoking talking points and perfect selfie moments.

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February Half-Term: Operation Earth

Mon 14 - Thurs 20 February
11am-4pm
Natural History Museum
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Make your way to the Darwin Centre for the Natural History Museum's Operation Earth, and explore Earth's environmental and climate challenges in their free half-term family activities. with games, shows and events, that inspire on the themes of climate, biodiversity and clean oceans.

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Family Festival Quiz

Wed 15 February
Free online 5:30pm-6:15pm
Great Exhibition Road Festival
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Join the Great Exhibition Road Festival team for some green entertainment with the return of their Festival Family Quiz! Filled with games and curious questions for all the family, this quiz is perfect for children aged 5-11 years. Get a sneak-peak into the ways artists, designers and scientists are working behind-the-scenes to help inspire a greener future for the planet we share and an opportunity to ask their experts questions!

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What you can do to help the planet: an illustrated guide

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Natural History Museum
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The future of humanity depends on the natural world. But we are facing a planetary emergency. We're losing green spaces, animals and plants to deforestation, exploitation, urbanisation and global warming. But hope isn't lost. If we act together, we can make a  positive difference. Here's how to do your bit to protect nature.

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What happens to our waste?

Tue 1 March 2022
Online & Onsite 7pm-8.30pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Everyday we all throw objects away, but do you know what happens to the waste we produce? Ask the experts at the RGS and share tips about how we can make more conscious decisions to reuse products.

The Earthshot Prize

Ismaili Centre
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The most prestigious global environment prize in history has been launched by Prince William with the Aga Khan Development Network as a Founding Partner. The Earthshot Prize aims to encourage large-scale change over the next 10 years — a critical decade for the Earth.

V&A joins the Happy Museum's New Peer Learning Programme

The V&A's Sustainable Exhibitions For Museums Network (SEFM) has recently joined up with The Happy Museum to look at how the museum sector can respond to the challenge of creating a more sustainable future.

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Five ways universities are helping businesses decarbonise

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Imperial College London
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Universities like Imperial are supporting companies to achieve the transformation in technologies and business models needed to reach net zero. To learn more about how Imperial is working with industry to deliver a transformational change in technologies, processes and business models, download their new e-book:

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Our Future Planet

On until Sept 2022
Wed-Sun 10am-6pm (last admission 5:15pm)
Science Museum
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Can carbon capture help us fight climate change? The Science Museum's latest exhibition explores the cutting-edge technologies being developed to trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.