Do you know your carbon footprint? How do our daily carbon emissions contribute to climate change?
Museums, as trusted institutions, play an increasingly important role as conscience of our society and have the duty to communicate climate change with the public. The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, in 2015. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2 Celsius. The COP 26 is scheduled to take place in November 2021 in the UK. In response to the Paris Agreement, museums all over the world have made tremendous achievements in organizing exhibitions, raising public awareness and engaging the community in fostering sustainability. The next question for museums is ‘How are museums, as a sector, to contribute towards collective impacts to address the global climate crisis?’
Invited speakers from the US, Australia and Hong Kong will share at the Green Museums and the Paris Agreement forum the experiences and achievements in greening museums, enhancing sustainable operations and advancing climate change education. The forum also serves as an important step to build a community of green museums which act locally and ideate globally.
|Date and Time||NYC | 5 May 2021 (Wednesday), 21:30–23:30 (EDT)|
|Hong Kong | 6 May 2021 (Thursday), 09:30–11:30 (HKT)|
|Sydney | 6 May 2021 (Thursday), 11:30–13:30 (AEDT)|
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|Programme||Please refer to a detailed programme here.|
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Ms Joyce LEE
President, IndigoJLD Green + Health Incoming Chair, American Alliance of Museums Environment and Climate Network
A Year for Action towards the Paris Agreement
Ir Dr Vincent CHENG
Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council Arup Fellow, Director of Sustainability, Arup
Climate-conscious Design and Operation in East Asia Museums
Ms Zehra AHMED
Sustainability and Access Projects Coordinator Australian Museum
Reaching Carbon Neutral at the Australian Museum, SDG’s and how we can all build a sustainable future for 2030
Professor Thomas CHUNG
[Moderator] Associate Professor, School of Architecture The Chinese University of Hong Kong