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Supporting the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement through museums’ by Henry McGhie (Tyndall Manchester seminar)

Museums represent a global infrastructure, with around 50-100,000 museums worldwide. They could play a significant part in climate action, but how? The UNFCCC and Paris Agreement recognise the importance of public education and public participation, which museums can support. Museums also have to reduce their carbon footprint. This presentation will explore some of the ways museums have interacted with UN Climate Change, and how the international museum sector is accelerating its action and ambition.

Speaker bio: Henry McGhie has a background as an ecologist, museum curator and senior manager. He set up Curating Tomorrow in 2019 to support museums and their partners to accelerate and enhance their contribution to sustainable development agendas, including the SDGs, climate action, biodiversity conservation and human rights. He is a member of the International Council of Museums Sustainability Working Group and IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.

The seminar will take place online via Zoom- please register with Amrita to receive the joining details- amrita.sidhu@manchester.ac.uk

Thursday 24th June at 1pm via Zoom.

Event Details

Location Online
Start Thursday 24 Jun 2021 1:00pm
Finish Thursday 24 Jun 2021 2:30pm


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