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Climate talks: back to Copenhagen

In 2009 we were in Copenhagen for COP15, representing science centres and museums in the fight against climate change. Ten years later, we find ourselves back in the same city. And this time, it’s for crisis talks. The IPCC’s latest report was crystal clear: cut carbon emissions as much as possible and as fast as possible, to mitigate the effects of climate change. What concrete action can we, as science engagement organisations, take now to rise to this challenge?

The session will start with a brief summary of the "State of the Climate". We will then launch a fishbowl discussion. We have a few speakers planned, but this is a fishbowl and so all participants will be welcome to take any available seat, allowing the conversation to flow. To request a spot, they can wave a coloured card to show their stakeholder profile, allowing us to welcome aboard a broad range of perspectives.

Our facilitators will lead us through four key topics:

  • State of the Climate: our reactions
  • Glimmers of hope (1): current good practices in public engagement
  • Glimmers of hope (2): current good practices with policymakers and other stakeholders
  • Looking ahead: what next?

Convenor

Head of International Relations
Boulogne-sur-Mer
France
Francisco J. Franco del Amo, Technical Manager, Aquarium Finisterrae
Technical Manager-Aquarium Finisterrae
A Coruña
Spain

Session speakers

Responsible for International relationships
Naples
Italy
Share the experience and ideas from Citta della Scienza on how to rise to the current set of challenges in climate change.
Director International Relations
wstaveloz@astc.org
Washington
United States
Share the experience and ideas from ASTC on how to rise to the current set of challenges in climate change.
Peter de Haan, director Museon The Hague
Director
The Hague
Netherlands
Share the experience and ideas from Museon on how to rise to the current set of challenges in climate change.
Carole Paleco
Responsible for European projects
Brussels
Belgium
Share the experience and ideas from Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences on how to rise to the current set of challenges in climate change.
President
Lisbon
Portugal
Share the experience and ideas from Ciencia Viva on how to rise to the current set of challenges in climate change.
Concept and exhibition developer
Denmark
Share the experience and ideas from Experimentarium on how to rise to the current set of challenges in climate change.