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The natural world is in crisis. As our demand for food, materials and energy soars, forests are becoming farmland, plastic is filling our oceans and the climate is heating fast.
The global UN conferences of COP15 on biodiversity and COP26 on climate change may have ended, but you can still join us as we continue debate why and how our relationship with the natural world needs to change.
The programme includes a free display at the Museum, online events and articles which delve into the issues we all face.
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This free display explores how humans have transformed the natural world. Through over 40 objects chosen by Museum scientists, we reveal the consequences of our actions and examine some of the solutions that could help mend our broken planet.
Until late summer 2022 in the Jerwood Gallery
Free display. Book a free Museum entry ticket in advance. Members, Patrons and Corporate Supporters do not need to book general admission tickets. Arrive at any time and you will have priority access.
The diets of the world’s wealthiest nations are putting the planet in peril, so what are the solutions for a greener, more sustainable food system that could make us – and the planet – healthier?
From the rare metals in our phones to the cotton in our t-shirts, everything we use starts off as a part of nature. But with dwindling resources and escalating levels of pollution, is it time to rethink the resources we use?
The catastrophic effects of burning fossil fuels are already being seen in melting Arctic ice and raging wildfires. How can we create a greener, cleaner future and start to heal the planet?
OUR BROKEN PLANET
See some of the Our Broken Planet display highlights, where we explore how humans have transformed the natural world and the actions we can take to fix it.
What actions do you take to make a positive difference to the planet? Perhaps you eat less meat, buy second-hand clothes or educate others on the changes they can make. Through a trail of objects and interactive, thought-provoking experiences by The Liminal Space, see how we’re all connected to nature with the power to nurse our planet back to health.
Share your actions #ForPeopleAndPlanet with us on social media.
Hear from diverse speakers from around the world as they discuss climate change, extinction, problems with plastic and so much more.
The live events are recorded and can be watched at any time.
Eco-fashion can seem expensive and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are nine ways to forget fast fashion and shop sustainable instead.
The oceans are facing down three huge threats: overfishing, pollution and climate change.
Nature plays a huge part in the medicines we rely on every day.
Would you eat a steak grown by scientists?
As you’re taxiing to the runway, spare a thought for what the impact of your flight might be.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Find out how we are making steps to reduce our impact on the planet and help protect nature.
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