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The Natural History Museum presents Generation Hope: Act for the Planet

Between 12-16 September 2022, the Natural History Museum will be hosting Generation Hope: Act for the Planet a programme of free events creating in partnership with young people across the world including Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Elizabeth Wathuti, Disha Ravi, Larissa Pinto Moraes and Daphne Frias.

Taking place before the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference and the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference, Generation Hope’s line up of talks and participatory panels will tackle key issues impacting young people today including eco-anxiety, getting to grips with the science, understanding the impacts of the planetary emergency, and skills workshops. Highlights include:

A panel event to explore the role of the media in engaging people with the climate crisis

A workshop examining some of the most prominent health impacts of climate change from leading experts to understand how this varies across communities, and discuss how we can become more resilient to these impacts

A practical workshop to understand the relationship between mental health, mindset and climate change facilitated by youth-led group Force of Nature

An interactive workshop led by Climate Outreach to help create a practical toolkit on how to best engage with climate science, overcome disinformation and take a solutions-oriented approach to sharing stories of hope on how we are mobilising knowledge to tackle climate change.

Conor O’Keeffe, Creative Producer of Generation Hope at the Natural History Museum said “Only by connecting to one another, bridging divides and forming communities can we ensure a future where people and planet thrive. By the end of the week, our hope is that everyone participating can commit to one action, whether it’s following up on a new connection, or speaking up on behalf of nature”.

Following a week-long programme of public events, workshops and training sessions co-curated with young changemakers from across the world, an evening event in collaboration with Force of Nature is planned to be the culmination of the week and a manifestation of the Natural History Museum’s commitment to creating a new generation of advocates for the planet and supporting science and nature-based solutions to the challenges we face.

Booking tickets is essential, please visit nhm.ac.uk/GenerationHope