As the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) gets under way, several institutions and authorities have joined forces as part of a special “climate” cultural campaign designed to make the residents of Geneva more aware of the issues and solutions relating to climate change and biodiversity loss.
As COP26 gets under way, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Geneva, the City of Geneva and its Natural History Museum, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland, the Canton of Geneva and the local authorities of Greater Geneva have joined forces as part of a special “climate” cultural campaign designed to make the residents of Geneva more aware of the issues and solutions relating to climate change and biodiversity loss.
Two living facades
For the very first time, a mapping (animated projection) will be displayed on the facade of the Palace of Nations in Geneva and on that of the Natural History Museum every evening from 3 to 12 November, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The mapping images will bring together:
- “Frankie”, the UNDP dinosaur speaking at the rostrum of the United Nations to urge policy-makers to opt against the extinction of our species;
- The Mercator Institute Climate Clock proposed by the Cassandra Hour Glass, which calculates the time remaining before we reach a temperature increase of 1.5°C (compared to the pre-industrial era);
- A selection from the current “Tout contre la Terre” exhibition at the Natural History Museum relating to scientific information, emotions and behaviours linked to the rapid acceleration of the environmental crisis and to the limits of our planet.
A rich and varied programme
Accompanying the mapping is a series of events encouraging the public to learn more, question themselves, experience emotions, share and act, in particular the Cassandra Hour Glass “climate cafés” and a screening of the films “Après Demain” and “Animal”, attended by the directors. The programme also invites the public to the Place des Nations on Tuesday 9 November to take part in a walk from the Palace of Nations to the Museum and to visit the exhibitions in the Museum.
The programme can be found on the Natural History Museum website and in the press release at the bottom of the page.
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Article modifié le 02.11.2021 à 14:53